Search continues for missing Marine in backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park

Search continues for missing Marine in backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park

A U.S. Marine has been reported missing for nearly a week in the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks reported Monday that 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft has been missing for six days. The 24-year-old from Washington, Connecticut, had planned to hike the 195-mile Sierra High Route, the park service said, though he is thought to have hiked out of Kearsarge Pass on Feb. 24 with the plan of eventually ending his route near the Twin Lake area near Bridgeport on March 4 or 5. His father contract authorities March 4 after not hearing from his son.

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