SANTA CLARITA ( —  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.

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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,

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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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