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Cyclist dies after crash on trail at Blue Mountain Resort

Mountain biker was pronounced deceased after colliding with tree; Victim's identity has not been released
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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THE BLUE MOUNTAINS - Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to attend to an incident yesterday afternoon where a cyclist died a as a result of injuries sustained in a crash.

On Aug. 7, 2019 at approximately 4:30 p.m., OPP as well as Grey County Paramedics were dispatched to attend to the top of the Orchard ski lift area on Scenic Caves Road for a cyclist that had serious injuries as a result of a crash that occurred on a mountain biking trail at Blue Mountain Resort.

Investigation found that the male was on the Embryo Trail on a mountain bike when it appears he lost control, left the trail and collided with a nearby tree. Paramedics transported the male to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

A post mortem examination will be taking place today at the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit at the Forensic Services and Coroners Complex in Toronto to determine a cause of death.

Information on the victim will be released eventually, pending next of kin notification.

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