Kade Kurita Bio
Kade Kurita is from Gardena, California. He is identified as a missing cadet who was vanished with his Service Rifle m4 carbine from West Point, New York, on Tuesday, October 18, 2019.
CADET SEARCH UPDATE — @USArmy @WestPoint_USMA continues to search for missing cadet & M4 rifle. Cadet was ID’d as 20yo Kade Kurita from Gardena, Calif. Officials say there’s no public threat. Cadet missing since Fri. is believed to still in the area. #1010WINS #News12HV pic.twitter.com/2vIqmgvNFP
— Darius Radzius (@DariusRadzius) October 22, 2019
Kade Kurita Age
He is 20 years old
Missing Kade Kurita Search
West Point officials still believe that the 20-year-old cadet, missing since Friday, is somewhere in the extensive military camps and training camps.
“There has been no cell phone or financial activity in more than 72 hours,” Colonel Cecil Marson, commander of the garrison, said in a recent press release. “This leads us to believe that it is still near West Point.”
Kurita was about to go to the training area to compete in military skills events in an attempt to be selected for the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition next spring, said Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt, a spokesman for West Point.
The search effort, which consists of approximately 400 people, including 130 soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York military police, has covered more than 6,000 acres in West Point, he adds.
Now this is a great way to help locate the missing. Kade Kurita matters & so do all the other service members who go missing. We need a massive response like this, especially if search needs include military property. Civilians & family don’t have access. https://t.co/eLxTN4gpH5
— Jen Norris (@jsn2007) October 22, 2019
The diving teams of the New York State Police have been using sonar to help search the Hudson River, as well as lakes and ponds in West Point.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about Kurita’s location to contact the West Point Military Police at 845-938-2208.
The Army Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the missing cadet and weapon, according to the statement.
West Point officials stressed that they do not believe that the missing cadet is a threat to others, but it can be a danger to himself.
“He left his backpack, Kevlar’s helmet, and all his magazines,” said Ophardt, who did not give details on why school officials believe the cadet may want to hurt himself.
UPDATE: Cadet Kade Kurita, 20, from Gardena, Calif., was reported missing when he failed to report for a scheduled military skills competition. https://t.co/ZUutxvO0Nb
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) October 22, 2019
West Point Press Release
The West Point press release says that Kurita should attend a scheduled military skills competition at 5:30 p.m. on October 18 but never appeared. The disappearance of the cadet is being investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Division. While the search efforts are being led by the 23rd Military Police Company and the New York State Police. There are 130 soldiers involved in the search for Fort Drum in New York. The search has covered more than 6,000 acres. The October 22 search has been hampered by adverse weather conditions in the area.
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