74-year-old Vancouver mushroom picker missing after group hike


The search continues Monday morning

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 74-year-old Vancouver woman is missing after hunting for mushrooms to pick while on a hike in Skamania, Washington.

Jung VanAtta initially returned to her car with her group of fellow hikers around 10 a.m. on Saturday. She then decided to go back out on her own and pick more mushrooms.

Her friends said she had planned to return within the hour — but never came back.

Her friends and family searched the entire area and eventually called the police that afternoon. Search and rescue teams were out until 2:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

They had multiple ground teams, drones, dogs and a helicopter, but Jung was not found.

The search will continue on Monday morning.

KOIN 6 News will continue to update this story.

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