Lost mushroom hunters located in nature preserve

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 15:00 hrs

Indiana conservation officers have rescued two mushroom hunters who became lost in a western Indiana nature preserve.

Cpl. Blaine Gillan says 34-year-old Jennifer Leslie of Darlington and 14-year-old Cody Bush of Illinois entered Pedestal Rock Nature Preserve on Sunday afternoon to search for mushrooms and became lost when they tried to return to their vehicle. The remote reserve is attached to Shade State Park, about 50 miles west of Indianapolis.

The mushroom hunters called 911, and dispatchers obtained the GPS coordinates from Leslie's cellphone.

Gillan says conservation officers used their in-car computer to plot the coordinates on a map and located the pair within 30 minutes. He says a cellphone is an excellent piece of equipment to have on hand if someone becomes lost.

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