Marine missing in mountains is presumed dead
Authorities say a Marine who went missing in California’s Sierra Nevada more than a month ago probably has died.
The Orange County Register says the Marine Corps concluded Thursday that First Lt. Matthew Kraft probably was overcome by severe weather during winter storms.
Kraft is from Washington, Connecticut, and was stationed at Camp Pendleton.
The 24-year-old set out in late February on a planned 10-day solo ski trek covering the 195mile Sierra High Route.
Kraft’s father reported him missing in early March.