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Burnaby man dies in Whistler Mountain Bike Park

35-year-old fell while riding A-Line on Wednesday, Oct. 9
A Burnaby man is dead after a fall on A-Line in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park on Wednesday, Oct. 9. SHUTTERSTOCK

A Burnaby man is dead after falling in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, authorities have confirmed.

In a statement, Whistler Blackcomb said the 35-year-old fell in the park last Wednesday, Oct. 9 on A-Line. After first responders provided care at the scene, the man was transported to Vancouver General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

“Whistler Blackcomb and the entire Vail Resorts family extend our deepest sympathy to the guests’ family and friends,” said Geoff Buchheister, Whistler Blackcomb's chief operating officer, in the release.

Pique only confirmed the death on Tuesday, Oct. 15, as it took authorities days to notify the decedent's next of kin, who live out of country.