Missing body of motorcyclist in Sunday Antioch bridge accident, located Saturday

Dylan Rath

Dylan Rath

At about 9:43 AM Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Marine Patrol Unit was notified that the motorcycle rider missing since last Sunday was located by a family friend about a half-mile southeast of the Antioch bridge.

Marine Patrol units responded to the location and recovered a male body from the water.

The Coroner’s Division later took custody of the body and is confirming identity. An autopsy into the exact cause of death will also be performed.

At about 4:30 p.m., on Sunday, April 12, the motorcyclist, Dylan Rath, collided with a car and was tossed over the west side of the bridge and down into the river, below.

A search by authorities was begun that day, and was continued with the assistance of family members and friends, at the family’s request, until today.

Rath leaves behind his fiancee, their three month old daughter, for whom a GoFundMe account has been set up for financial support, his mother, and father, as well his brother, who was riding with him and a family friend, at the time of the accident. To donate to the GoFundMe account for Aria Rose Rath, please click here.

A tribute to Dylan will be held at Dos Rios Bar & Grill, 422 West Second Street in downtown Antioch, tonight, Saturday night, April 18 beginning at 9 p.m. However, his family members will not be attending.

No further information is being released at this time.

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