Courtenay cyclist dies

Cyclist found in ditch off Left Road, north of Courtenay

  • Jan. 4, 2018 1:30 a.m.

On Jan. 3, 2018, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Comox Valley RCMP responded to a cyclist in distress. The cyclist had been found in a ditch by a passerby along the 2000 block of Left Road, in Courtenay.

The 67-year-old Courtenay man was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance but was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

The Comox Valley RCMP General Investigation Section, with the assistance of the Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Service and British Columbia Coroner Service, is investigating.

At this point in the investgation it is unclear how the cyclist ended up in the ditch.

Investigators are requesting any witnesses that may have seen this man riding his bike along Left Road to contact the detachment at 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2018-140.

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