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Camp Pendleton Marine missing from Sierra backcountry ski trip

Posted at 6:40 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 21:40:08-05

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV) - Camp Pendleton issued an alert Friday for a Marine missing on a recreational backcountry ski trip.

1st Lt. Matthew Kraft left for Kearsarge Pass on the Sierra High Route Feb. 23 and was scheduled to return Mar. 4 or 5 near Bridgeport.

His rental car, a gray 2016 2-door Jeep Wrangler has not been found at the trip’s starting point in Independence.

11 law enforcement, federal, and state agencies are searching for Kraft. The Fresno County Sheriff, CHP, and Air National Guard have been conducting aerial searches.

Anyone with information is asked to call authorities.