RCMP say the body of a missing Terrace mushroom picker was discovered this morning by searchers.
Constable Angela Rabut says crews found 32 year old Devlin Sabot in the Fiddler Creek area at approximately 9:15.
Police and terrace search and rescue renewed the search for Sabot Monday after his companion, 26 year old Ike Murray walked out of the bush after 15 days in the woods.
Rabut says the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit and the coroner were called to the scene.
She says the BC Coroners Service has taken over the file.
One of two Terrace, B.C. men who went missing while mushroom picking has been found alive after surviving 15 days in the wilderness.
RCMP say Ike Murray, 26, is in stable condition at Memorial Mills Hospital after being found at around 4 p.m. in Cedarvale, about 75 kilometres north of Terrace.
According to Mounties, Murray managed to walk out of the woods onto a railway in a rural area and was spotted by CN Rail workers.
“He had been wandering around in the bush for two weeks, so he was suffering from the effects of that,” Terrace RCMP spokesperson Cst. Angela Rabut said.
“The weather here has been not the best and it’s really tough country,” she said. “The terrain in this country is rugged, it’s up and it’s down and it’s a lot of creeks and gullies. It’s a bit of a miracle that he has been found.”
Search and rescue crews are still searching for Devlin Sabo, 32.
The two men were hiking together when they got lost, but Murray hiked out on his own, Rabut said.
“He has given us information and we’ve resumed the search and rescue,” she said. “We’re very relieved to find Ike and we’re hoping to find Devlin.”
The two men were mushroom picking with Sabo’s brother on Sept. 22 when they split up, arranging to meet back at the boat that afternoon.
Sabo’s brother alerted authorities when the two men failed to return at a set time in the area of Lorne Creek along the Skeena.
A search began for the men on Sept. 23, drawing rescue personnel and volunteers from all over the province.
The official search was called off on Sept. 29 when the men were not found, however friends, family and local SAR crews continued to canvas the area.
File # 2013-8683
2013-09-26 16:05 PDT
The Terrace RCMP and the Terrace Search and Rescue are going into their fifth day tomorrow as they continue the search for Michael (Devlin) SABO, 32 years old, and Ike MURRAY, 26 years old. Devlin and Ike have not been seen since they set off together to pick mushrooms in the area of Lorne Creek along the Skeena River on the morning of Sunday, September 22nd.
If you would like to volunteer in the search for Devlin and Ike contact Search and Rescue at (250)635-4669 and leave a message. You can also go to the Search and Rescue Hall located at 4524 Greig Ave tomorrow at 8 AM.
TERRACE RCMP and Terrace Search and Rescue are continuing their search for two missing mushroom pickers.
Michael Sabo, 32, and Ike Murray, 26, have not been seen since they set off together to pick mushrooms in the area of Lorne Creek along the Skeena River on the morning of Sunday, September 22nd, said police.
Police and search and rescue volunteers have been searching the area since first light on the morning of Monday, September 23rd with a local helicopter that first day.
Lakelse Lake Air donated its helicopter as part of the search yesterday morning and then an RCMP helicopter arrived to help with searching, said police.
If you would like to volunteer in the search, call search and rescue at 250-635-4669 and leave a message.
THE FAMILY of one of the missing mushroom pickers missing since Sunday night is asking anyone who wants to help with the search to meet at the Terrace search and rescue office first thing tomorrow morning.
In a plea on social media late today, Ashley Murray, a sister of Ike Murray who is missing along with Michael Devlin Sabo, is also asking that people be properly prepared.
“You need to be prepared, good clothes and boots for walking. You need food, and need to be capable, it’s an all day event,” the post continued.
The local search and rescue office is on Greig Ave., right across the street from the Skeena Liquor Store and the meeting time is 7:30 a.m.
The plea follows a release from the RCMP saying that more searchers are needed and to call the local search and rescue office at 250-635-4669 and to leave a message.
People are advised not to go out searching alone.
About 14 people were out searching an area east of Terrace along the Skeena River today. A RCMP helicopter is also involved in the search.
Terrace RCMP officer Constable Angela Rabut said there’s been “absolutely no sign” of the two men.
Murray, 26, and Sabo, 32, and another man set off by boat the morning of Sept. 22 to pick mushrooms in the area of Lorne Creek east of Terrace along the Skeena River.
The two set off together and failed to return to the boat at a set time later that day.
The third man returned to town and reported the pair missing, setting off a search which began the morning of Sept. 23.
The area is described as dense with steep hills.
Searchers are looking at everything, including all bodies of water, for the two men.