Mon, March 30

Cornville man dies on trail ride

FLAGSTAFF - Coconino County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue unit recovered the body of a 63-year-old Cornville, resident who died while mountain biking a trail in Fry Canyon, just north of the Oak Creek Vista of SR 89A.

The Northern Arizona Regional 911 Center received a call around 8:16 a.m. on Sunday morning 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 were dispatched to the area and hiked into the victim. Medics performed life-saving measures, but were unable to revive the victim, 63-year-old Michael Weinberg. The man 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.

Search and Rescue 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 death.

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