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[UPDATE: Subject Located] Hunter Reportedly Goes Missing Near Covelo After Separating from Trail Buddy, Temperatures Predicted to Drop Near Freezing

Scanner traffic since approximately 8:25 p.m. indicates Mendocino County Sheriff deputies responded to Covelo after a hiker was reported missing in the 3000 block of Airport Road.

The missing female hiker, whose name we will withhold, reportedly was mushroom hunting with a friend when they got separated, and she has yet to emerge from the woods. She was reportedly wearing a backpack.

A responding deputy reported personnel are at the scene on foot searching for the hiker.

Note, tonight’s forecast predicts temperatures will drop to 38° F.

UPDATE 9:37 p.m.: At approximately 9:10 p.m., a deputy on the scene reported the missing hiker had been located.

information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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  1. Is a mushrooming person actually called a hunter? I guess I am a NASCAR driver if I went down Sherwood Rd. during commute hours. Which is a half hour in Willits.

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