Tragic news for the mountain biking community, Kelly McGarry, 33, freeride legend, just passed away Monday, February 1st 2016. RIP Kelly. Our thoughts are with your family and friends right now. The entire community has expressed an outpouring of emotion over the loss of this legend. His big smiles, big hair, and big air will never be forgotten.
A report from the Otago Daily Times:
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.
Ride in Peace Kelly.