Search Continues For Missing Mushroom Picker - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Search Continues For Missing Mushroom Picker

OLA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities are still searching for a Caldwell man who disappeared while picking mushrooms in the mountains in Gem County.

Thirty-eight-year-old Brian Pratzner was last seen Monday night by his wife. She says her husband walked away to go pick mushrooms in an area about five miles outside the tiny town of Ola.

Gem County Sheriff Lieutenant Dave Timony says about 40 people resumed the search Wednesday. Timony says Pratzner was traveling on foot, has limited outdoors experience and did not have food, water or a cell phone with him.

Timony says the search area is laced with a network of roads, but is also defined by thick and dense forests.
      
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