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Missing Biker Found in Central Oregon

Authorities asked for help locating Matthew Chapin on Friday, after friends and family said that they had stopped hearing from him as he rode across Oregon.

Posted: Jun. 4, 2018 10:24 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A motorcyclist that has been missing since May 27 has now been recovered in Douglas County, 69 miles east of Roseburg.

31-year-old Matthew Chapin was riding across Oregon on his motorcycle when friends and family stopped hearing from him shortly after he reached the area of Toketee Falls.

CLICK HERE for our original story on Chapin's disappearance.

Rescuers located Chapin alive around 2 p.m. on Sunday, on a dirt road near the Clearwater Falls day use area. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), Chapin was suffering from a 'medical emergency,' and was rushed to Riverbend Hospital via REACH Air Ambulance.

DCSO did not reveal the nature of Chapin's medical emergency, however they did state that his motorcycle was not crashed.

Chapin was found by Douglas County Search and Rescue, aided by a sergeant with Oregon State Police (OSP). Deputies from DCSO, Search and Rescue volunteers, and OSP had been searching for Chapin since Friday.

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