BC Coroners Service probing death of mountain biker in Kamloops

A jogger came across the 42-year-old man on the Sidewinder trail in Batchelor Heights on July 19 and began performing CPR. Emergency personnel continued CPR on the man and he was extracted from the area by firefighters, who transferred him to paramedics’ care. It’s unclear if the man crashed his bike or suffered medical distress of another nature.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the death of a mountain biker who was riding along a trail west of homes in Batchelor Heights on Sunday.

Platoon Capt. Darryl Cooper told KTW emergency personnel were called out at 10:14 a.m. for a report of a 42-year-old male mountain biker down along the Sidewinder trail.

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Emergency personnel arrived to find a jogger, who had come across the man, performing CPR on the mountain biker. Emergency personnel continued CPR on the man and he was extracted from the area.

It’s unclear if the man crashed his bike or had some sort of medical distress as, Cooper said, no one witnessed the incident.

Cooper could not confirm if the man was deceased at the scene.

BC Emergency Health Services spokesperson Sarah Morris confirmed paramedics transported one person in critical condition from Batchelor Heights to Royal Inland Hospital on Sunday.

Morris said BCEHS does not confirm patient deaths.

BC Coroners Service spokesperson Andy Watson told KTW the agency was notified of a death on Sunday involving a mountain biker and is investigating to determine how, where, when and by what means the person died.

He said the coroners service is not confirming the rider’s age, sex or name due to privacy rules. Watson said no public safety risk arose from the incident.

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