Rescuers find missing diabetic mushroom picker
He was weak and unable to move on his own; search teams spent three hours packing him nearly two miles to meet a waiting ambulance
The Associated Press
COOS BAY, Ore. — Search teams with dogs have found and rescued a diabetic mushroom picker who spent the night in woods on the Oregon coast after he grew too weak to walk out.
The Coos County sheriff's office says 56-year-old Robert Palmer was found Monday afternoon, weak and unable to move on his own. Search teams spent three hours packing him nearly 2 miles to a road to meet a waiting ambulance.
He was taken to an area hospital, but his condition wasn't immediately available Monday evening.
The sheriff's office said earlier that the man's brother, 55-year-old David Palmer of North Bend, left him behind to seek help Sunday evening and then was unable to guide searchers to Robert Palmer.
Authorities described Robert Palmer as insulin-dependent and suffering from knee problems.