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Missing mushroom picker found by RCMP, Shuswap SAR

Man got lost near Adams Lake after getting separated from friend
Chase RCMP and Shuswap Search & Rescue were called to assist May 9th when a mushroom picker got lost near Adams Lake after getting separated from his friend. (Shuswap Search & Rescue-Facebook)

Chase RCMP were called to assist in the search for a person who got lost in the pursuit of the mighty morel.

Just after 6 p.m. on May 9, police were asked to assist after a caller reported he became separated from his friend while harvesting mushrooms in the forest near Adams Lake. The missing friend was said to have health and mobility issues, and didn’t have any supplies with him.

The caller had already been searching for hours before alerting the police, who in turn requested assistance from Shuswap Search & Rescue.

“Police were helping with the search when the lost friend emerged from the forest. He was tired and thirsty, but otherwise unharmed,” media relations officer Const. Sarah Van Wilgenburg said in a media release. “Unfortunately, he didn’t have any mushrooms to show for his efforts.”

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