Abandoned motorcycle triggers three-hour search near Skyline Boulevard


More than a dozen emergency vehicles responded to an incident on Sunday (Oct. 6) at about 6 p.m. after a passerby reported seeing an abandoned motorcycle down an embankment off Highway 84 about a mile west of Skyline Boulevard near Woodside.

When they arrived at the scene, California Highway Patrol officers found evidence that the motorcycle "had been out there for a while," according to CHP spokesman Art Montiel.

Using information from the motorcycle's license plate, officers determined that the motorcycle's owner lives in San Jose, but there was nobody home when they went to the address, Montiel said.

A search of the area for a possible accident victim by the CHP, the Woodside Fire Protection District, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and other agencies took about three hours, but came up empty, Montiel said.

The motorcycle was removed from the ravine and is being held for evidence.

The CHP was still trying to contact the owner on Monday afternoon, Montiel said.


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