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Search on for skier missing in Snoqualmie backcountry

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Monty Busbee. Photo: King County Sheriff's Office Monty Busbee. Photo: King County Sheriff's Office
SEATTLE -

The King County Sheriff's Office says teams are searching for a skier missing in the backcountry near Snoqualmie Pass.
    
Forty-three-year-old Monty Busbee of Maple Valley failed to return home Saturday night. Officials say he parked his truck near the Lower Summit West parking lot at about 10 a.m. and intended to ski near the Commonwealth Basin and Kendall Tree area.
    
His wife called police at 7:45 p.m. Saturday when he didn't come home. Ski Patrol Avalanche Rescue Team member searched for him late into the night amid heavy snowfall and dangerous conditions.
    
About 30 people resumed looking for him Sunday morning.
    
Busbee was known to carry supplies and an avalanche beacon. Police said are asking for anyone that may have seen Busbee or talked to him Saturday to call 911.

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