Man dies while mountain biking in Queenstown

Police received a call for a man who required urgent medical assistance. Photo / File
Police received a call for a man who required urgent medical assistance. Photo / File

A man has died while mountain biking in Queenstown.

Queenstown emergency services were called to the mountain bike crash on the Ben Lomond Track above Queenstown at 4.14pm.

Police said the call was to a report of a male having fallen from his bike and requiring urgent medical assistance.

St John Central Lakes territory manager Kelvin Perriman confirmed a man had died.

"It looks like it's been a medical event.

"We've flown two paramedics from Queenstown up there. It is apparently at the back of the Ben Lomond track - it is a fairly remote area only accessed by helicopter. We believe its a gentleman in his late 30s declared deceased at the scene."

He was not able to confirm the man's nationality, or who raised the alarm.

- Otago Daily Times

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