Posted: Jul 13, 2013 9:30 AM by Irina Cates - MTN News
DARBY - Rescuers are searching for a 16-year-old Darby boy who went missing Thursday afternoon while picking mushrooms with his friends.
Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman says the boy became separated from his friends around 3 PM while the group was picking mushrooms in the Hughes Creek area South of Darby.
He used his cell phone to call his parents and told them that he was lost and needed help. His parents looked for him until about 11 p.m. Thursday night and then called for help. Ravalli County Search and Rescue has been looking for the boy since then, but there's still no sign of him.
A private chopper, Life Flight and a helicopter from Bozeman were used throughout the day on Friday to search for the missing teen. A private ATV group, Lemhi County, Idaho law enforcement and dog teams from around the state were also brought in to aid in the search.
Hoffman says Malmstrom Air Force will bring down its helicopter with infra red technology on Saturday.
The boy's name is not being released at this time.