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Mountain biker dies during trail ride in Fry Canyon

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 19:31:17-04

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit recovered the body of a 63-year-old man who died while mountain biking a trail in Fry Canyon on Sunday, according to a news release.

The Northern Arizona Regional 9-1-1 Center got a call at 8:16 a.m. on Sunday from a group of mountain bikers saying someone in their party had suffered either a medical incident or injury while riding. 

Members of the man's group started performing CPR on the victim. 

Sheriff's deputies and the Guardian Medical and Highlands Fire Department responded to the area and hiked to the location of the victim. 

Paramedics performed life saving measures but were unable to revive the victim, 63-year-old Michael Weinberg of Cornville, Arizona. 

The group of riders were riding for a distance when they stopped to regroup. After a short stop, the group began to ride again with Weinberg at the back of the group. 

The group only rode from five to ten minutes when they realized Weinberg was not there. 

The group went back up the trail and found Weinberg being unresponsive lying on the trail with his bike. 

Search and Rescue crews and fire personnel performed a litter carry to transport Weinberg out to a forest service road. 

The Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.