Early Wednesday, French motorcyclist Pascal Terry was found dead in in the Dakar Rally in Argentina in an area of dense vegetation, about 50 feet from his motorcycle, with food and water beside him without his helmet.

The 49-year-old Terry had gone missing on Sunday during the second stage of the race, between Santa Rosa and Puerto Madryn.

It was Terry's first time taking part in the Dakar Rally.

Sunday, Terry informed race organizers that he had run out of gas but then obtained some from another rider. Later, Terry sent out an alert, and a search was launched. Rescuers had a difficult time because of the dense terrain.

On Tuesday, the search was briefly called off after rescuers thought they had spotted him. A rescue team finally reached him overnight but and found dead during the Dakar Rally in Argentina.

Las Pampas regional police are investigating the cause of death.