Search-and-rescue teams looking for a Marine blank after a scheduled behind nation ski outing in a executive California plateau found his automobile late Friday, though still have not located a serviceman, according to a Inyo County Sheriff.
First Lt. Matthew Kraft was formulation to travel a Kearsarge Pass route on Feb. 24 and was scheduled to finish his outing on Mar 4 or Mar 5 nearby Bridgeport, California, a Inyo County Sheriff’s Office pronounced in a press release.
But when Kraft’s father didn’t hear from his son, who is formed during Camp Pendleton, by Mar 4 he contacted a Mono County Sheriff’s Office.
“One of a Marines, 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, has been reported blank to internal law coercion after blank his lapse date from a recreational skiing and hiking outing on a Sierra High Route,” a multiplication wrote on Facebook page.
After days of acid a trails, Kraft’s car was located by Inyo Search and Rescue on Friday night nearby Lower Grays Meadows, tighten to Independence, California, according to a press recover released on Saturday by a county’s sheriff.
The rescue group deployed a snowcat “to rope-tow hunt and rescue group members on skis adult to a Onion Valley parking area” forward of another winter charge this this weekend, according to a press release.
The hunt stretched with a Inyo County and Fresno County Sheriff’s Offices. The California Highway Patrol, a California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Madera County Sheriff’s Office, a Marines Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center are all aiding in a search, with a Fresno County Sheriff and a Air National Guard providing aerial support.
Authorities are also looking for assistance from a public, seeking anyone with information per Kraft’s box to call Inyo County Sheriff’s Office during 760-878-0383, choice 4; Mono County Sheriff’s Office during 760-932-7549, choice 7; or Fresno County Sheriff’s Office during 559-600-8400.