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.READ MORE: LA Mural, Tributes Honor Betty White On 100th Birthday
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,READ MORE: At Least One Killed In Pileup On 105 Freeway In Paramount
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.MORE NEWS: Pursuit With Stolen BMW Comes To Wild End In Los Feliz
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