Official Search Ends

By: AP
By: AP

Friends and family of a Marine who disappeared last week after injuring his head while hiking plan to keep looking for him.

Boulder County authorities have called off the ground search for 21-year-old Lance Hering, who disappeared last week in Eldorado Canyon. A hiking companion says he went for help after Hering fell and hurt his head. Hering was gone when rescuers returned.

Hering's family thinks he might be disoriented from the fall. He experienced a memory lapse after a head injury when he was 11.

Authorities think Hering might have reverted to a military mindset and gone for cover. Hering returned from Iraq a month ago and is due back at Camp Pendleton in California in a couple weeks.

The Boulder County sheriff's department says a nationwide missing person bulletin will be put out.


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