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3 Walla Walla motorcyclists found safe Sunday morning

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Courtesy: Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. - The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office said a group of Walla Walla residents spent several hours searching the South Fork of the Walla Walla River for three motorcyclists who did not return home.

Deputies say William Hammond, Cameron Walcker and Joshua Meharry went to Harris Park in Milton-Freewater to ride motorcycles, Saturday morning. They had planned to head back early in the afternoon. When they did not return home, family and friends grew concerned. They went out to the area to look for them.

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue and the Walla Walla County Search and Rescue teams joined the search for the three motorcyclists. 

Finally around 10 a.m. on Sunday, a family member of one of the motorcyclists spotted the three. They were okay. Sheriff Deputies say mechanical difficulties may have caused Hammond, Walcker and Meharry to get stranded.

Family members have expressed gratitude for all of the people who helped find the three men. 

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