Missing off-road motorcyclist

November 14, 1999
Piņon Flats

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Two men went riding off-road motorcycles on November 13th in very difficult terrain. Eventually, the terrain became so difficult that neither motorcycle could continue. The men decided to walk out. During their hike out, the men became separated. One man was able to walk out, but one was still missing. Concerned for his friend, who hadn't shown up yet, the motorcyclist called authorities at about 2:00 AM.

Desert Search and Rescue was paged out by the Riverside Sheriff's department shortly after 2:00 AM. RMRU was paged out at about 8:00 AM to assist with the search. As the first few members of RMRU arrived on scene, we learned the missing rider had walked out on his own.