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Missing Marine Officer on Sierra High Route
March 09, 2019 11:22AM
Desperate search for missing Marine lieutenant who failed to return from a backcountry ski trip in bad weather in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

By Michael Nam For Dailymail.com

1st Lt. Matthew Kraft was reported missing on March 4 after he failed to return from his solo skiing and hiking trip
A desperate search is underway for a Marine who went missing during a backcountry ski trip in California.
Marine Corps officials are asking for the public's help to trace 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, who failed to return from the trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Kraft began his trip out of the Kearsarge Pass on February 23 and was scheduled to complete his trip on March 4 or 5 near Bridgeport, California, according to the 1st Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton.
Kraft was reported missing to law enforcement after he missed his return date prompting a search by the Mono County Sheriff's Office on March 4.
The search has expanded to multiple law enforcement, military and national parks agencies throughout he state.
On Friday, the 1st Marine Division put out request for information regarding Kraft's whereabouts as well as his rental vehicle, a two-door, gray 2016 Jeep Wrangler, believed to be near the starting point of his trip in Independence, California.

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