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Crews searching for missing WA mushroom picker

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SKAMANIA COUNTY, WA (KPTV) -

Search and rescue crews made their way Monday through steep, densely forested terrain looking for a missing mushroom picker in south central Skamania County, WA.

Gail Wietrick, 60, of Troutlake, WA, was last seen Saturday afternoon, when she left Little Rock Creek Road to check for mushrooms, deputies said.

The area is approximately 4 miles northwest of Mill A, at an elevation of 2,450 feet.

Wietrick's party searched for her throughout the night and the next day until notifying authorities at about 3 p.m. Sunday, deputies said.

About 20 searchers continued looking for Wietrick throughout Sunday evening.

On Monday, about 15 searchers scoured the area for her, with an additional 35 requested through the Washington State Department of Emergency Management at Camp Murray, WA.

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