Helicopter crew rescues missing huckleberry picker in Boundary County

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BOUNDARY CO., Idaho – A huckleberry picker reported missing Thursday is safe after being rescued by a helicopter crew in Boundary County. 

Kuy Lonh was found Friday morning thanks to a tip from local hikers. He was picking berries and camping when he went missing.

He spent two nights in the woods, but was accompanied by a friend’s black Labrador named Lucky. 

Hikers called authorities when they saw a man and dog matching Lonh’s description Thursday evening. They said he was heading up Bussard Mountain to seek higher ground. 

A helicopter crew from Two Bear Air Rescue in Kalispell was dispatched to the area and located Lonh around 5:20 a.m. Friday. 

Lohn was described as being in good spirits and is being evaluated by medics.