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Police probe sudden death of cyclist

Police at the scene on the Straid Road in Bushmills after a body was found on the side of the road
Police at the scene on the Straid Road in Bushmills after a body was found on the side of the road
Andrew Madden

By Andrew Madden

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," he said.

"No one was taken from the scene."

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

The road has since reopened.

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