The search for a father and son who disappeared whilst looking for mushrooms has ended in tragedy.
A major search and rescue mission was launched after 48-year-old Peter Oleski and his son River Leo, 21, failed to return home from a mushroom picking trip on October 22.
Volunteers, police and mounties scoured the woods around Pemberton in British Columbia, Canada, for a week in a bid to try and find the pair.
The father and son had gone hiking to look for mushrooms in the Upper McKenzie basin on October 21 and the alarm was raised the following day when they didn’t come home.
Mounties from Pemberton Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were called in to help Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police look for them.
Peter’s truck was discovered the day after they went missing, but there was no sign of the pair.
Extensive searches were carried about by the Lil’wat Nation and emergency services to locate the father and son.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Peter and River and with the Lil’wat Nation”, said Sgt. Sascha Banks of the Sea to Sky RCMP.
The Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police alongside Pemberton RCMP will work with the B.C. Coroners Service to investigate what caused their deaths.
A GoFundMe campaign set up to help provide financial support during the search reached more than $20,000, with donations used to pay for searcher trucks, quads, and food and lodgings.