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Mountain Biker Dies During Trail Ride

Coconino County Patrol MapSedona AZ (July 26, 2016)Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit recovered the body of a 63-year-old Cornville, Arizona, resident who died while mountain biking during a trail ride with friends.

The Northern Arizona Regional 911 Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, received a call at 8:16 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, from a group of mountain bikers advising one of their party had either suffered a medical incident or an injury while riding. Members of the group had started CPR on the victim.

Sheriff’s deputies, along with Guardian Medical and Highlands Fire Department responded to the area and hiked to the victim. Medics performed life saving measures, but were unable to revive the victim, 63-year-old Michael Weinberg. Weinberg was pronounced dead at the scene.

The group of riders had been riding for a distance when they stopped to re-group. After a short stop, the group started to ride again with Weinberg at the back of the group. The group had only ridden five to ten minutes when they realized Weinberg was not there. They headed back up the trail and found Weinberg unresponsive lying on the trail with his bike.

CCSO Search and Rescue and fire personnel performed a litter carry to transport Weinberg out to a nearby forest service road. The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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