Police name killed British mountain biker
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 7:58a.m.
He was 26-year-old Philip Ross Bergman of Weston, Herefordshire, England. Mr Bergman also had family in Western Australia.
He had been living in Dunedin since coming to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup last year.
Mr Bergman was part of a group of 10 mountain biking in the Snow Park in Cardrona Valley, between Queenstown and Wanaka, when he had a minor fall.
He stood up and immediately collapsed again, police said.
Fellow cyclists and trained first aiders from a commercial mountain biking company tried to resuscitate him before a medical team arrived by air, but Mr Bergman was declared dead at the scene.
He was transported by helicopter to Queenstown and has since been transferred to Dunedin for a post-mortem examination.
Police say his death is not suspicious and has been referred to the coroner.
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