Terrace Search and Rescue says it’s members have had their hands full with a number of missing and overdue mushroom pickers lately.
Team Leader Dave Jephson says he’s hear that mushrooms are early this year, and they’re plentiful, which could mean a busy season for pickers and search and rescue.
Jephson says it’s important for rookie pickers and experienced foragers alike to be prepared if they get into trouble.
Jephson says darkness seems to be the main issue for pickers becoming overdue or lost recently.
Jephson says a search can be very time consuming and it is frustrating for search and rescue crews when they get lots of calls for people that aren’t prepared.