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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.

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