Smithers RCMP and Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue are looking for a missing mushroom picker.
Mounties received a call Saturday morning after Frances Brown became separated from her cousin while picking in the Kitsegucla Road area. Investigators say she didn’t return to meet up at their vehicle.
Police used lights and periodic sirens in the area in the hopes that Brown could make her way out of the bush toward them
Search and rescue teams and RCMP turned up no trace of the woman Sunday, but did find evidence of a recent campfire.
RCMP say Brown has some back country experience, is in good health, was prepared with adequate clothing, and has a lighter. The area BROWN was last seen in had light to moderate rain overnight with mild temperatures.
Brown is described as:
- 5’ 8” tall
- 119 pounds
- Long brown / grey hair & brown eyes
Bulkley Valley Search & Rescue began a ground search early Monday morning with help from a helicopter.
Terrace RCMP Police Dog Section as well as Smithers RCMP members are also searching the area.