Lewis County Search and Rescue Searching For Missing Mushroom Picker

Randle, WA – Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and Lewis County Search and Rescue are searching for a 50 year old man from Packwood who last seen picking mushrooms with a friend on Lone Tree Mountain, off of Forest Service Road 55 in Randle.

The missing man was picking mushrooms with his friend yesterday at approximately 1230 hours. When the friend returned to his vehicle at 1530 hours he began honking his horn to let the missing man know he was ready to leave. He also yelled for his friend but did not receive a response.

The missing mushroom picker was not prepared to stay overnight and was dressed in a jean jacket, blue jeans, and shoes. He did have a cigarette lighter with him.

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Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were called at approximately 1945 hours last night to assist in finding the man. Deputies drove the radius around the last known location and up and down skid roads however they were unable to locate him.