Missing Mushroom Pickers Turn Up

Daniel, Belinda, Michael Conne had been missing in Oregon for 6 days
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2012 7:53 AM CST
Curry County Sheriff John Bishop stands by his truck Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Brookings, Ore., after search crews found three family members lost for nearly a week.   (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)
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(Newser) – A family of three that went missing while picking mushrooms on the Oregon coast has been found after an exhaustive six-day search, reports the Oregonian. Daniel and Belinda Conne, both 47, and their 25-year-old son, Michael, were spotted by a helicopter yesterday and airlifted out of a ravine with minor injuries including dehydration and frostbite. The Connes had been staying at a campsite and working odd jobs when they went missing Sunday with their dog. Authorities say they took shelter in a hollowed-out tree, but were unable to attract helicopters' attention until yesterday. (Read more mushrooms stories.)

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