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Man missing while riding off-road motorcycle in Borrego Springs found safe

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 12:35:43-05

UPDATE (9:30 a.m., Jan. 26): San Diego County sheriff's officials announced Tuesday morning that James Richard Rawlins III was found safe.

In a tweet, the department said: "Mr. Rawlins has been located and is with @SDSORural Deputies, receiving medical treatment & we are working on getting him home. Thanks to all the Sheriff’s volunteers from Search & Rescue and Off-Road Enforcement Team who responded at a moment’s notice to help find him!"

Officials did not release any further details.


SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Deputies asked the public for help Monday to locate a man who disappeared while riding an off-road motorcycle.

James Richard Rawlins III, 55, was in the area of Highway 78 and Yaqui Pass in Borrego Springs on Sunday, Jan. 24, when he was separated from his group just before 10 a.m., the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

Rawlins is described as a white male, standing 5'11" and weighing 200 pounds, and has a goatee. He was last seen wearing all black motocross gear and a black-silver helmet.

The bike Rawlins was riding is described as a 2015 red-white Beta 500RS enduro-style motorcycle, SDSO added.

Anyone with information is asked to call SDSO at 619-938-8411.