Local bike riders have found the body of a motorcyclist more than 30 hours after he was apparently thrown from his bike after leaving a party in the NSW Hunter region.
Police say mountain bikers came across the body of the 24-year-old man in bushland in Nelson Bay around 11am (AEDT) on Saturday.
Investigators believe the body had lain next to the mangled bike in bush by the side of the road for around 31 hours.
It's believed the rider left a party about 4am on Thursday and crashed into a tree on Nelson Bay Road at high speed not long after.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.