Biker Plummets Into Mine Shaft, Dies

From Associated Press

A 21-year-old motorcyclist died Sunday after plummeting hundreds of feet into a mine shaft in northwestern San Bernardino County, officials said.

The off-road rider fell into the mine shaft about 1:45 p.m. in the Red Mountain area east of Interstate 395, a county Fire Department spokesman said.

For the record:

12:00 a.m. Nov. 17, 2004 For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday November 17, 2004 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 33 words Type of Material: Correction
Motorcyclist’s death -- A news brief in Monday’s California section about the death of a motorcyclist who fell into an open mine shaft near Red Mountain incorrectly identified U.S. 395 as Interstate 395.

A search and rescue team found the man’s body about 7:30 p.m. roughly 500 feet down the mine shaft, a county dispatch supervisor said. The man’s name was not released.