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Search underway for Linn County mushroom picker


SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a 58-year-old man who hasn’t returned from mushroom picking east of Sweet Home.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says someone called authorities Tuesday morning to report Oliver Mercer, of Lebanon, missing in the area of Rocky Top near Green Peter Reservoir.

Riley says Mercer has been missing since Monday morning.

Linn County Search and Rescue is looking for the man.

No further details were immediately available.

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