Anahim Lake RCMP confirme a missing mushroom picker in the Anahim Lake area was located Monday morning. File image

UPDATE: Missing mushroom picker located in Anahim Lake area

The mushroom picker was from Ulkatcho First Nation

Update:

3:21 p.m.

A missing mushroom picker from Ulkatcho First Nation was located by members of his community on early Monday, Sept. 16 after he spent a night in the bush.

Graham West, community member, said when he was notified that the picker was missing, he contacted the band’s general manager.

“She instructed me and fellow part-time stewardship guardian Fred Cahoose to mobilize and do what needed to be done because the lost mushroom picker is diabetic and we knew time was of the essence,” West said.

Crews searched on the ground all night and finally located the lost man at 7 a.m.

West said the ground crew consisted of council member Charlie Williams, his son Trent Williams, Larry Cahoose, Andre Cahoose, Alex Sill and Mike Sill, with support from Ernie Sulin, Maxine Cahoose, Jeritta Cahoose, Wanda Cahoose, Bernadette West, Simon Mack, Corrine Casmir, Duane Alexis, Gertie Capoose and ‘countless’ others, including elders Eddie Sill, Hobson Baptiste and Alexie Cahoose.

“We had to all work together as one in order to locate missing picker,” West said. “It was our fourth missing picker this season and it shows how stewardship guardians working with locals can work fast, efficiently and as a team. I am so proud of them all.”

Update:

11:30 a.m.

A missing mushroom picker from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located after a search was activated Monday morning.

Original:

West Chilcotin Search and Rescue and the Anahim Lake RCMP have activated a search for a missing mushroom picker in the Anahim Lake area on the southside of Charlotte Lake.

RCMP Sgt. Scott Clay said they were notified Monday morning, Sept. 16 about the missing man and West Chilcotin Search and Rescue, stationed in the Tatla Lake area, was called in to deploy the search.

Clay said it is raining and overcast in the area this morning.

We are waiting to receive more information from the RCMP.



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