Missing man found hours after being split from companions

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A search for a missing man ended safely Wednesday just several hours after the man was first split from his mushroom hunting party.

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office worked with the Umatilla County Search & Rescue Team to locate a missing 52-year-old man in the area of Government Mountain Road, according to a news release.

The man was separated from his group about 3 p.m., and found safely about 11 p.m. the same day. The man did not require medical attention and returned to his party. His name was not available.

About 10 search and rescue volunteers from Walla Walla County were on standby to assist when the man was found. Members of the Oregon National Guard, Union and Morrow county sheriff's offices also stood by to assist.

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