Search to resume for missing Walla Walla skier, 13

  • Sun Feb 28th, 2010 10:29pm
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Associated Press

TOLLGATE, Ore. — A search will continue today for a 13-year-old Washington state boy who disappeared while on a cross-country ski trip in northeastern Oregon.

Blue Mountain Television reports that Nathan Cain of Walla Walla was skiing with his father and some adult friends when he got separated from the group Saturday near the Andies Prairie Sno-Park area, in Union County.

Nathan is a seventh-grader at Rogers Adventist School in College Place, the school’s principal, Jim Weller, told the station.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a search was under way but released no further details.

Weller said crews looked for the boy throughout the night Saturday, when temperatures dropped to the 20s. The search continued Sunday, reportedly with the help of a helicopter, but was suspended for the night when darkness fell.

Andies Prairie is in the Umatilla National Forest, just off Highway 204.