Mushroom picker spends night in wilderness

Mushroom picker spends night in wilderness

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by KGW Video Producer

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

ALBANY, Ore. -- The Linn County sheriff says a Salem mushroom picker missing in rain and snow near the Mount Jefferson Wilderness has been rescued.

Sheriff Tim Mueller says 61-year-old Lynette Gail Cubic was found late yesterday morning. She reportedly was severely hypothermic, incoherent and dressed only in undergarments.

Staff Sgt. Ken Stewart dressed her in some of his extra clothes, put her in a sleeping bag to warm her and drove her to a trailhead. From there, medics took her to Salem Hospital.

Confusion from hypothermia can cause victims to begin discarding clothes.

She told KGW that she reached some high ground and  "I thought, this is it, and I just shivered and shivered."

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