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MIT Student Zachary Weston Disappears on Mount Rainier

CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE: The Aug. 29 version of this article incorrectly described missing MIT student Zachary Weston as member of the Class of 2007. He was a member of the Class of 2006.

By Beckett W. Sterner

Mount Rainier National Park Rangers called off their search for Zachary Weston ’06 on Thursday, Aug. 18, according to an Associated Press article. Weston was hiking alone and was reported missing when he failed to meet a friend.

Weston, 22, a Course XVI (Aeronautics and Astronautics) major, started camping at the park on June 22 and was last seen on Aug. 11.

Park rangers found tracks matching Weston’s on a ridge separating two glaciers, but were unable to find him after searching for seven days. Weston is not believed to have carried equipment for hiking on glaciers.