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Missing mushroom picker near Vancouver found

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have found a 75-year-old woman who disappeared Saturday while picking mushrooms east of Vancouver, Washington.

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says Jung VanAtta was located Tuesday. She was last seen Saturday morning on land about 15 miles northwest of Stevenson.

The sheriff’s office says she was found by search and rescue personnel in an area that had been a focus of the search for days. She was being extricated Tuesday afternoon and authorities say she was in stable condition.

She had been picking mushrooms with 87-year-old Donald Bergseng of Vancouver Saturday and had reportedly decided to go pick more mushrooms with plans to return within the hour.

Friends and family searched for VanAtta, who had never picked in the area and was unfamiliar with the property, and alerted authorities Saturday afternoon. A search for her had been ongoing.

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Oregon-Northwest / Top Stories

KTVZ News Team


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