UPDATE: Missing mushroom hunter found alive in northern Idaho - East Idaho News

UPDATE: Missing mushroom hunter found alive in northern Idaho

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GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — A 76-year-old northern Idaho man who went missing for four days after going mushroom hunting has been found alive.

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Ulmer said that John “Mack” McBoyle Jr. of Grangeville was located Tuesday during a massive search and is in fair condition.

McBoyle failed to return from mushroom hunting Saturday near Fish Creek Campground. Searchers later found his vehicle but not McBoyle.

Ulmer said McBoyle was found at about 3 p.m. Tuesday about 5 miles west of where his vehicle was parked. Ulmer said McBoyle was disoriented when found.

The search included helicopters from several agencies, workers with state and federal agencies as well as numerous volunteers and search dogs.


GRANGEVILLE (AP) — The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office says searchers are still looking for a 76-year-old farmer who went missing while mushroom hunting near Grangeville.

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Ulmer told The Lewiston Tribune that John “Mack” McBoyle Jr. was reported missing Saturday night. McBoyle had been mushroom hunting earlier that day near Fish Creek campground, and while his vehicle was located, searchers have not yet been able to locate McBoyle.

Officials are using military helicopters and tracking dogs in the search, along with the help of Idaho Department of Lands firefighters and employees from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management and Idaho County Power and Light. The Idaho County Posse and volunteers from the public were also aiding in the grid-by-grid search.

“The public has been amazing,” Ulmer said. “We just keep eliminating areas.”

The search was continuing on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.


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