SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — A man’s body was discovered approximately 200 yards from his overturned all-terrain vehicle in Santa Clarita, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.
The deceased was a 61-year-old Santa Clarita resident, according to a statement from the CHP.
The man’s name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin, according to the coroner’s office.
At 4:36 p.m. Saturday, the CHP was contacted by the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Search and Rescue Team regarding an off-road vehicle crash in the trails of Rowher Flats, in the area of Sierra Highway and Rush Canyon,
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the CHP that they had received notification on Saturday of a possible rider being unaccounted for for several days.
A search for the man lasted several hours. Eventually, an overturned 2005 Yamaha ATV was located, with the deceased rider approximately 200 yards from the vehicle.
The 10,000-acre Rowher Flat Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
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