December 13, 2010 in City

Skier safe after night on Mount Spokane


A 66-year-old skier spent a cold and wet night on Mount Spokane but is all right after walking to a house Sunday morning.

Wayne Schuh, of Nine Mile Falls, went missing in the Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, setting off a daylong search involving the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol and local search and rescue teams. The search was called off late Saturday because conditions were deemed too risky.

Sunday morning Schuh walked out on his own and contacted residents on Blanchard Creek Road.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Schuh was cold and wet but uninjured.

Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Bloomer, who was assisting the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol in the search for Schuh, suffered minor injuries Saturday evening when he fell off the ATV he was riding.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus