Pasco teacher found safe at Mount Adams

A Pasco teacher reported overdue Sunday from a hike on Mount Adams was found safe Monday afternoon.

Stan Bryson, a math teacher at Chiawana High School, was found after Yakima County sheriff's officials began searching for him Monday when he didn't return from a Sunday hike as scheduled.

Pasco School District officials posted a notice about Bryson being found on its website.

Bryson's relatives also sent an email to the Herald saying Bryson was safe after spending the night on the mountain.

He reportedly was found at 4:30 p.m.

Bryson's name was not released by sheriff's deputies, but he was identified by district officials and relatives.

Sgt. George Town told the Yakima Herald-Republic earlier that the 55-year-old hiker apparently got a late start Sunday morning, meaning that he would have descended in darkness.

Although not an experienced mountain climber, Bryson was reported to be well prepared for an overnight stay.