Mushroom pickers guide to Help

In a hollowed out tree after getting lost in an Oregon forest, Three mushroom pickers took refuge, fighting wintry chills for six days and drinking water from streams until a helicopter pilot spotted them.

Where the searchers saw them several miles outside the community of Gold Beach, roughly 330 miles south-southwest of Portland, Belinda and Daniel Conne, along with their 25-year-old son, Michael, managed to reach a clearing Saturday.

"It’s a miracle, really," Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said. Until their rescue, the cold and hungry family had been unable to signal search helicopters flying low and slow overhead.

Where Bishop spoke with them at an emergency room the three were airlifted to a Gold Beach hospital. He said the Connes told him they could see search helicopters just a few hundred feet above them while they were lost but had nothing to signal them with through the thick, coastal forest vegetation.