The Associated Press
UPDATE: 11:55 a.m. | A missing mushroom picker has been found near Randle.
The Lewis County sheriff’s office says searchers found the 50-year-old Packwood man about 9:30 a.m. Thursday walking down a Forest Service road about five miles from where he was last seen Wednesday afternoon.
He was cold and wet but did not need medical attention.
He told searchers that he started a small fire to stay warm through the night.
Original post: RANDLE, Lewis County — Lewis County sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue volunteers are looking for a mushroom picker missing off a Forest Service road near Randle.
The Chronicle reports the 50-year-old Packwood man lost contact with a friend Wednesday afternoon and the search began that evening.
The missing man is dressed in blue jeans and jean jacket. He wasn’t prepared to stay overnight but does have a cigarette lighter with him.