Cumberland man dies on bike trail Tuesday night

Cumberland man dies on bike trail Tuesday night
A Cumberland man, believed to be about 60-years-old, was found unresponsive on the Blockhead Trail southwest of Cumberland Tuesday night. He died at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service says it is in the early stages of determining what caused the death of a man found unresponsive and later died on a bike trail near the Village of Cumberland.

Andy Watson with the coroners service says the name of the man in is early 60s will not be released or confirmed, due to the privacy of the deceased, per the Coroners Act.

Cumberland Fire Chief Mike Williamson says emergency responders took a call around 6:30 p.m. for the incident about 12 kilometres southwest of Cumberland.

Williamson says the man is from Cumberland and was seen riding by a group of cyclists on a trail and was about 10 minutes ahead of them.

The three riders, two of which visiting from England, then found the man unresponsive on the Blockhead Trail.

Williamson says the group performed CPR for about 40 minutes until Cumberland Fire and paramedics arrived.

He says despite their great efforts, the man died at the scene.

Williamson says the trail was wet at the time of the incident.


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