- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

DENVER (AP) - Authorities in Russia are calling off their search for a Colorado police officer who went missing while climbing the tallest mountain in the country.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/2t5iFhS ) Russian officials informed the missing man’s wife, Olivia Beare, that the search will be called off due to harsh weather conditions.

Steven Beare has been missing since June 16 from a solo ascent up Mount Elbrus, which is 18,513 feet (5,643 meters) tall.

Olivia Beare says a search of the mountain led by an American will continue “day by day.”

Steven Beare is a Colorado National Guardsman who has deployed multiple times. He is also a Littleton police officer.

Olivia Beare, who is 11 weeks pregnant with the couple’s second child, said she’s still holding on to hope.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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