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Campbell River RCMP have reported the death of a mushroom picker who went missing earlier this week.

On October 29th, police received a report of a 60-year-old man who went missing while picking mushrooms.

See also: Missing Nanaimo mushroom picker found dead near Ladysmith

Campbell River Search and Rescue and RCMP crews were able to locate him shortly after he was reported missing, but he had passed away before being found.

Police say his death is not being considered suspicious, and the case has been turned over to BC Coroners Service.

In addition, RCMP are advising the community to take the following precautions before venturing into the back country:

  •  Let someone know where you are going
  • Let someone know when you’ll be back
  • Utilize a GPS or map
  • Be prepared to spend a night in the woods if something goes wrong

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