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06/22/2015 14:09 EDT | Updated 06/22/2016 01:12 EDT

Elderly B.C. mushroom picker who went missing found in good health: police

VANDERHOOF, B.C. - RCMP say an 82-year-old woman who went missing while she was picking mushrooms in central British Columbia has been found.Cpl. Dave Tyreman says the woman's family reported her missing at about 7 a.m. on Friday after they spent the night looking for her about 130 kilometres south of Vanderhoof.He says search crews arrived in the area at about 10 a.m. and found her by 5 p.m. the same day.Tyreman says the woman was an experienced mushroom picker but had wandered away from a forest service road area.She was found in good health, walking along a different forest road, about 10 kilometres away.Police say the woman would have been found faster if she'd stayed in a visible spot after getting lost, and anyone in the same situation should remain where they can be easily seen.