A 24-year-old Masontown man was found dead Wednesday near his ATV at the bottom of a ravine in Preston County.

Nathan Shaffer was reported missing Wednesday after not returning from an ATV ride in the Bull Run area Monday evening. 

West Virginia State Police investigated the missing person complaint and searched the area, along with local fire department personnel. They found Shaffer’s body at the bottom of a ravine near Bull Run Road.

Police say it appears Shaffer died when his ATV ran off the roadway for unknown reasons.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the State Police at 304-329-1101.