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Missing Mushroom Hunter Found By Search And Rescue

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LUCILE, Idaho -

Press Release From Idaho County Sheriff's Office:

25 year-old Nicholas Burkenbine of Grangeville was last seen around 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, hunting mushrooms in the Dry Gulch area near Lucile. Burkenbine was not equipped to be out overnight and his companion continued looking for him until approximately midnight.

Upon notification, On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at noon, Deputies and Riggins area Idaho County Search and Rescue members immediately responded to the area and searched throughout on ATV and foot.

Idaho County Sheriff's Posse and Grangeville Mountain Rescue members joined the search early Thursday morning bringing the search team to approximately 30 personnel.

At approximately noon Thursday, Burkenbine was located approximately 1.5 miles from his last known location. Burkenbine was extremely cold and hungry but otherwise in good health and was able to walk out with searchers.

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