Injured motorcyclist found 40 feet down steep embankment
DEL NORTE COUNTY- A motorcyclist receives major injuries, after he was found about 40 feet down an embankment Monday night in Del Norte County. According to the California Highway Patrol, Robert Gatlin 59 years old of Gold Beach, Oregon was traveling south on Highway 199 passed Gasquet when he collided with a guardrail. Gatlin was then thrown from the motorcycle down a steep embankment. He has since been flown to a hospital in Oregon for treatment.
The CHP is still investigating the solo crash. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor.