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Dog stays with body after cycling accident in Toohey Forest

UPDATE: Police have located a body believed to be that of the missing man in the Toohey State Forest.

Initial investigations suggest that the 42-year-old man has had a cycling accident in the State Forest at Salisbury.

The man was located by searchers shortly after 4pm.

Investigations are continuing.

The man's dog stayed with him and was not injured.

UPDATE: The search of bushland in the Toohey State Forest for a missing cyclist continues with police and State Emergency Services personnel on foot, as well as on trail bikes and All Terrain Vehicles, and helicopter support scouring the bushland from the air.

Peter Jacobson, 42, left home around 5.30pm yesterday intending to cycle on a trail through the Toohey State Forest with his dog, a brindle coloured Staffordshire terrier.

Police were notified around 11pm when Mr Jacobson failed to return home.

Police attended the scene last night and began a search for Mr Jacobson. The search- which had been suspended due to adverse and deteriorating weather conditions- resumed this morning.

Mr Jacobson is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall with a proportionate build, sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.

He was riding a white mountain bike

EARLIER: A SEARCH for a 42-year-old man reported missing from Salisbury recommenced this morning.

Preliminary information indicates that the man left his home on Orange Grove Road around 5.30pm and went for a mountain bike ride in Toohey Forest with his dog.

Police were notified around 11pm when the man failed to return home.

Police attended the scene and began a search for the man, but were unable to locate him. Due to deteriorating conditions, the search was suspended.

The man is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall with a proportionate build, sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.

He was riding a white mountain bike, and had his brindle coloured Staffordshire Terrier with him.

The search, which will involve trail bikes and officers on foot, recommenced a short time ago.

There is no further information available at this time.

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