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The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office was searching for a 28-year-old inmate who escaped from a work center on Saturday afternoon.

The Sheriff s Office says Andrew Scott Huber escaped from the Whatcom County Jail Work Center between 1:40 and 2:30 p.m. They say it is believed that Huber scaled a climb-proof enclosure and crawled through a small opening above the outdoor recreation area.

Authorities say Huber was apprehended near Marine Drive in Bellingham on the beach around 5:45 p.m.

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