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A man’s body was discovered approximately 200 yards from an overturned all-terrain vehicle in Santa Clarita, at the Rowher Flat Recreation Area, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

The man was 61 years old and a resident of Santa Clarita, according to a news statement from the CHP.

His name will be released pending notification of 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, according to the news statement.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the CHP that they had received notification on Saturday of a possible rider missing in the trails for several days.

After a search that lasted hours, 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.

— City News Service

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