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Mudslide survivor ‘lucky’ to be alive

CONCONULLY — On Friday, two Okanogan friends were still deciding what to do this weekend after their best-laid plans for Memorial Day went terribly awry. Bryan Smith feels lucky to be alive after a mass of mud, rocks, water and logs chased him a quarter-mile down a twisty Forest Service road Wednesday evening. He was driving his pickup in reverse with a 35-foot trailer hitched to it at the time.

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