Search continues for second mushroom picker

First mushroom picker found near Fiddler Creek yesterday after 15 days missing, second mushroom picker reported to be deceased

  • Oct. 8, 2013 6:00 a.m.

A TERRACE Search and Rescue team is heading out to resume the search for the second of two mushroom pickers missing east of Terrace since Sept. 22.

The official search for Michael Devlin Sabo, 32, resumed yesterday afternoon after the first mushroom picker, Ike Murray, 26, was found on CN rail tracks in the area by a company worker at 4 p.m.

He was found by a CN maintenance truck driving along the tracks,” said Terrace RCMP Constable Angela Rabut.

Murray was taken to Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace where he is recovering.

RCMP officers will be speaking to Murray today to obtain more detail of his ordeal, said Rabut.

Sabo is reported to be deceased.

Initial official reports that Murray was discovered in the Cedarvale area, outside and east of the original Lorne Creek search zone, have since been corrected.

Murray was found alongside CN tracks in the Fiddler Creek area, close by the original search zone.

The pair were reported missing Sept. 22 after they failed to return to a scheduled meeting point in the Lorne Creek area east of Terrace on the north side of the Skeena River.

An official search which began Sept. 23 ended Sept. 29 when no trace of the pair was found.

The search, one of the largest in the area in several decades and conducted under the auspices of the provincial Emergency Management BC agency, involved 150 people at its peak with search and rescue experts coming from points across B.C. to assist Terrace Search and Rescue.

An unofficial search began Sept. 30 and continued into the past weekend.

Searchers yesterday used a helicopter and today are back looking in the Lorne Creek area.

They’re being assisted by RCMP officers.