On Thursday, March 7, local officials received notice of a missing person. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, Vail Resorts staff and Vail Mountain Search & Rescue are working together to locate information about the missing person and his last known whereabouts. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the community with any information related to this missing person investigation.
Yunlong Chen, a 55-year-old Chinese National, was last seen in the area of the Vail Transportation Center on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 28. Chen was traveling alone, at the end of his ski trip and was scheduled to fly home to China. On Thursday, March 7, Chen was reported missing.
Ski pass information indicates that Chen may have gone up on the Vail Mountain the morning of Feb. 28. Chen was last seen wearing bright orange ski pants and a bright blue jacket. Foul play is not suspected.
If anyone has any information about Chen or his whereabouts, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at 970- 328-8500 or the Vail Public Safety Communications Center to speak with the Investigations team at 970-479-2201.