Dirt biker reported missing in Santa Clarita found safe at home

A 54-year-old dirt bike rider whose disappearance in the Santa Clarita Valley prompted a multiagency search early Wednesday has been found safe at his home, authorities said.

Antonio Marquez was reported missing around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Santa Clarita police Sgt. Jeff Curran told KTLA-TV.

He apparently returned home after crashing his dirt bike, according to a tweet Wednesday morning from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Valley Station.

Deputies were en route to confirm Marquez is in good health.

His family said they hadn’t heard from him since 6:30 p.m., after he called to say he was on some “treacherous trails,” sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Dubin said.

But sheriff’s deputies were unable to use the cellphone to contact Marquez or find his position.