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Missing Snowboarder Found Safe

Missing Snowboarder Found Safe at Bluewood


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Able Cortinas posed for cameras outside a Bluewood Ski Patrol shack after being found safe after being lost on the slopes overnight.

DAYTON – Thirty-two year old snowboarder, Able Cortinas, of Richland was reported missing at Ski Bluewood at 6 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 11 when he failed to arrive at the car of the group he was traveling with. He was found safe the following morning.

Ski Bluewood partnered with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, LifeFlight, U.S. Forest Service, Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office, and local volunteers and initiated a search Friday evening. Cortinas had last been seen at 4:30 p.m. in an area known as Vintner's Ridge at Ski Bluewood. The search was called off at 1:22 a.m. on Feb. 12 and resu...

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