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UPDATE: Missing hiker found safe 27 miles from where he went missing

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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -

Update 5:25 p.m.: The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a 21-year-old hiker who went missing near Liberty Lake Saturday has been found safely Sunday evening.

Deputies believe that after he got lost, Jacob Caravalho continued walking until he came to a house south of Coeur d'Alene on Highway 95, about 27 miles from where he was originally reported missing. 

Kootenai County deputies are working Sunday night to determine his condition and gather more information. 

Update: As of Sunday afternoon, Spokane County Search and Rescue coordinators believe Jacob Caravalho traveled into North Idaho where the search for him is now focused.

Spokane County will continue to work together with Kootenai County Search and Rescue Coordinators as the search continues.

Previous coverage:

Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputies, search and rescue volunteers and Air 1 are methodically scouring the area of the Liberty Lake ORV Park Sunday as they attempt to find a missing 21-year-old hiker identified as Jacob B. Caravalho.

Deputies report that on Saturday at around 9 p.m. they received a report of an overdue hiker in the area of the Liberty Lake ORV park. Deputies and Liberty Lake police officers responded to the area and an Air 1 flight crew was called in to help. 

Crews found Caravalho's car, but he was nowhere to be found. At about 11 p.m. the search was called off for the evening.

The search started again around 7 a.m. Sunday morning with the coordinated call out of several resources and equipment including Search and Rescue, Spokane County Parks Rangers, sheriff's deputies and Air 1.

Due to the close location to Kootenai County and the possibility that the hiker crossed over into Idaho, search efforts are being coordinated with Kootenai County Search and Rescue teams as well. 

Caravalho reportedly  has a backpack with him but since he went hiking alone, an exact route or clothing description is not known.

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