Mushroom Pickers Rescued in Coquille

COQUILLE, Ore. — Three mushroom pickers were rescued overnight in Coquille. Melissa Parker-Johnson of Coquille and Louis Tomlinson and Lalania Sturman–both from Myrtle Point–went searching for mushrooms Tuesday near Fat Elk Road. Just before 6 p.m., Tomlinson used a cell phone to call 911. Rescuers were able to locate the pickers using phone GPS. Deputies … Continue reading »

Missing Mushroom Picker Found Safe

FALL CREEK, Ore. — A mushroom picker, missing since Monday has been found. Eligio Montes-Lopez, 62, was picking mushrooms with a group of friends in the Fall Creek area, when he disappeared. Crews from Lane County Search and Rescue started looking for Montes-Lopez Monday night. They found him about 200 yards from where he went … Continue reading »

Missing Mushroom Pickers Found in Forest

MARION COUNTY, Ore. — Two mushroom pickers were rescued this weekend after getting lost in forest off Highway 22. Seach & Rescue teams from the Marion and Linn County sheriff’s offices received two calls Saturday evening about two missing mushroom pickers from separate groups near McCoy Road and Highway 22. They searched for 31-year-old Hun … Continue reading »

Mushroom Pickers Warned to be Safe

WALTON, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is warning mushroom pickers to be safe when they go out picking. Just this weekend four pickers got lost and had to be rescued. The sheriff’s office says it heard mushrooms were running $7 a pound, so more pickers are out. Deputies say the problem is pickers … Continue reading »

Missing Mushroom Pickers Found

WALTON, Ore. — Searchers found two mushroom pickers that went missing over the weekend. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office received calls that two men had gone mushroom picking in the Walton area. One was at Sutton Lake, and the other was a Siltcoos Trail. They were found cold and wet Tuesday morning. The sheriff’s office … Continue reading »