Missing woman found after 5 days in the woods.

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Two female mushroom pickers 30 and 42 years of age  went mushroom picking near the 3100 block of East Hoquiam Rd on Friday the 12tharound 1330 hours.  While in the timber, they got turned around and lost their way.  Both subjects spent the next 3 nights and days trying to find their way back to their vehicle.  On Monday (15th), sometime around 1000 hours, One female injured her ankle and was unable to continue.  The other female continued walking and later made her way out of the timber.  She contacted a resident on Greenwood Rd who called 911 around 1730 hours.  K9 teams from Pierce co and a drone team from South Beach Fire responded to assist with the search that night but were unsuccessful in locating the missing mushroom picker  The search continued into Tuesday and Wednesday with assistance from:

Quinault Tribal Police
Quinault DNR, SAR, FIRE, Family and Friends (lots of family and friends)
Kitsap Co Search dogs
Thurston Co. Search dogs
Pierce Co. Search dogs
Westcoast Search dogs
Pierce Co. Mountain Rescue
South Beach Fire
Hoquiam Fire
GH Dist #10 Fire
King Co. Helicopter

On Wednesday morning, Quinault ground searchers located the missing 30 year old female in a gully, huddled up under a blown down trees root system.  The area the female was located was approximately 2 miles into the timber from the end of Greenwood Rd.  She was hypothermic (cold and wet) and possibly has a sprained ankle.  She was escorted out of the timber to a waiting ambulance and then transported to the hospital for an evaluation.