Monday, September 30, 2013

Search Suspended for missing mushroom pickers near Terrace

After seven days of searching for two missing mushroom pickers in an area east of Terrace, search officials have suspended further coordinated attempts at tracking the missing the duo.

The decision to suspend the search was announced late Sunday, after an intensive weekend of searching for Ike Murray and Michael Sabo in the back country.

This past weekend saw a large group of search and rescue personnel, members of both the RCMP and a unit of  the Armed Forces Canadian Rangers, as well as over 150 volunteers all comb the Lorne Creek area looking for the missing men.

Yesterday marked the seventh day that the search for the pair had taken place.

Last Sunday, September 22nd, the two men had failed to arrive at the pre-arranged pick up zone for their work at mushroom picking in the popular picking section east of Terrace. Officials were notified shortly after that missed pick up deadline, launching the seven days of scouring the brush east of Terrace in an area north of Highway 16 along the Skeena River.

The unsuccessful search results leaving officials to have to make the heart wrenching decision to suspend their efforts, after no sightings or indications were found as to where the pair might be.

A variety of media sources both national, provincial and local have been following the search through the week, some of their reports can be found below.

September 30-- Search Suspended for Missing Mushroom Pickers
September 30-- Search effort for two mushroom pickers from Terrace called off (audio)
September 30-- Search for Missing Mushroom Pickers Near Terrace Suspended
September 30-- Official search suspended for missing mushroom pickers
September 29-- Crews halt search for missing B. C. mushroom pickers
September 29-- Search continues for two missing mushroom pickers east of Terrace
September 28-- "Thank You," says mother of missing mushroom picker to searchers
September 28-- Helicopter joins search for missing mushroom pickers
September 28-- Nearly 100 volunteers continue search for missing mushroom pickers
September 28-- Search for 2 mushroom pickers missing near Terrace expands
September 27-- Canadian Rangers to join search for missing mushroom pickers
September 27-- Search for missing mushroom pickers ramps up
September 27-- Tactics change in search for missing mushroom pickers
September 27-- Search for missing men enters day 5
September 26-- Search for mushroom pickers goes into day five on Friday
September 26-- RCMP release photos of missing mushroom pickers
September 26-- Terrace RCMP looking for missing man
September 26-- Search for missing mushroom pickers intensifies
September 26-- Search ramps up for missing Terrace mushroom pickers
September 25-- Call for search volunteers to help find missing mushroom pickers
September 25-- Family asks for help to find missing mushroom pickers
September 25-- Family, friends, RCMP helicopter hunt for missing pickers
September 24-- Missing mushroom pickers sought near Terrace
September 24-- Search on for Mushroom Pickers near Terrace

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