News brief: Lost mushroom hunters turn up safe

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Twice in two days mushroom pickers in Lewis County have gotten lost and spent the night in the woods.

A 44-year-old man who was reported missing outside of Packwood last night was found about noon today, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, who the sheriff’s office believed was from Olympia, got separated from his friends in the early evening off the 47 Road north of Packwood. He was located today by the individual who made the missing person report, according to sheriff’s Chief Civil Deputy Stacy Brown.

On Wednesday, a man hunting mushrooms south of Mossyrock off Salmon Creek Road was separated from his companions, according to Brown.

He  built a small fire and spent the night outside with his Pit Bull, Brown said. He turned up in the Cedar Creek area east of Toledo the next day, she said

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