Apprehension in Cerchiara, 73-year-old mushroom hunter missing since Saturday. Research in progress


By John

Searches are underway for a man missing in a wooded area with the presence of gullies in the municipality of Cerchiara di Calabria (in the Cosentino area), in an area that is part of the Pollino National Park. The 73-year-old man, resident in Cerchiara, left his home on the afternoon of Saturday, November 18, to dedicate himself to searching for mushrooms. The alert for the 73-year-old’s failure to return was given by his family.

The research

The Alpine and Speleological Rescue – CNSAS Calabria, activated by the Prefecture of Cosenza, is engaged in research with the technicians of the Pollino Alpine Station. At the same time, a helicopter from the 84th CSAR (Combat Search and Rescue) Center of the Air Force was activated. Also involved in the research were the technicians of the Alpine Rescue of the Guardia di Finanza (SAGF), the Carabinieri of Cerchiara di Calabria and the firefighters.