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The couple's pickup truck front axle broke and they got stuck

Couple home safe after getting stuck in Umatilla National Forest

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UMATILLA COUNTY, OR - A man and a woman are home safe after going missing near the Umatilla National Forest. Deputies say they got a call from a woman just 4 Thursday morning saying her daughter and fiance  were overdue from a trip to the forest. Hannah Schofield and Logan Anderson were taking a road trip to the Pearson Creek area on USFS Road 54.

Search and Rescue crews searched the area and eventually found the couple walking on the road. Anderson said his pickup truck's front axle broke and they got stuck. The couple decided to stay the night and starting walking in the morning. Luckily no one was hurt and they are home safely.

Umatilla County Sheriff's Office says that mountain roads are still covered in snow and some are impassable. If you are planning a trip to the mountains be prepared for snow, flooding, and other weather conditions. 
 

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