Missing mushroom picker found alive in Linn County

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) - A mushroom picker who went missing near Sweet Home has been found alive and unhurt.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says 58-year-old Oliver Mercer of Lebanon flagged down a fishing boat Thursday morning and got a ride to a dock where he was reunited with friends.

Mercer told searchers he walked for miles after getting turned around Monday while picking mushrooms.

Mercer said he couldn't start any fires, but the nights never got too cold.


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