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Missing mushroom hunter found alive in northern Idaho

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — UPDATE 6/23/21: 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 says 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 says McBoyle was found at about 3 p.m. Tuesday about 5 miles west of where his vehicle was parked.

Ulmer says McBoyle was disoriented when found.


ORIGINAL: 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 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 several state and federal employees and local volunteers.

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