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UPDATED: Biker killed on Cypress Mountain
A man is dead following a mountain biking accident on West Vancouver's Cypress Mountain on Monday.
The victim is a man in his 40s who was biking with a friend in "fairly treacherous, uneven mountain terrain" near the 10-kilometre mark of Cypress Bowl Road, according to West Vancouver police spokesperson Const. Tammy Khorram.
Shortly after 2 p.m., West Vancouver police were advised by the B.C. Ambulance Service that paramedics were responding to reports of a mountain biking accident on the mountain's Coiler Trail.
"His friend is the one that called B.C. Ambulance and they called us," Khorram said.
Police and the B.C. Coroners Service remained at the scene Monday evening near the West Lake Access Road.
According to a press release from the West Vancouver police, preliminary investigation indicates the man suffered "tragic misadventure" and his death "is not considered suspicious at this time."
"Last I heard, we're still on-scene trying to remove the body," Khorram said, adding it was not known if the victim was wearing a helmet or other protective equipment when he was fatally injured.
Police were awaiting the notification of the man's family before releasing more information Monday night.