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Police investigate sudden death of man found on side of Co Antrim road

His body was found on the roadside on the Straid Road in Bushmills. Credit: McAuley Multimedia
His body was found on the roadside on the Straid Road in Bushmills. Credit: McAuley Multimedia

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a cyclist in Co Antrim.

The man's body was found on the side of the Straid Road in Bushmills on Saturday afternoon.

Police initially said the road was closed due to a "serious one-vehicle road traffic collision".

On Sunday, however, a spokesperson said: "Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man whose body was found on the roadside on the Straid Road in Bushmills on Saturday.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious, pending the outcome of a post mortem."

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesperson said they were called to the scene of an incident involving a cyclist at 12.10pm on Saturday.

"NIAS dispatched a rapid response paramedic and an emergency crew to the scene and also tasked the Charity Air Ambulance to the incident," they said.

"No one was taken from the scene."

DUP Alderman Sharon McKillop said: "My deepest condolences to family of this man at this sad time."

The Straid Road has since reopened.

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