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Shoshone County deputies searching for missing mushroom hunter

According to the SCSO, a Spokane resident was picking mushrooms with another family member when they went missing.

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho — The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) rescued a Spokane mushroom hunter who was reported missing Monday.

In an update to a Facebook post Monday night, the sheriff's office said the missing person was found alive 1.5 miles north of Lake Elsie on East Fork Big Creek. The person was airlifted out of the area due to the extreme terrain and taken by ambulance to Shoshone Medical Center for treatment.

At about 1:17 p.m. on Monday Sept. 27, the SCSO received a call of an overdue Spokane resident that was reportedly picking mushrooms with another family member near Lake Elsie Trail-106, area northeast of Lake Elsie, the SCSO said.

SCSO deputies arrived at the location and searched the person's last known location, but the apparently missing person was not found after about eight hours of searching. 

The name of the missing person will not be released at this time, the SCSO said in the post.

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