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Elderly man collapses, dies while riding bike

Posted March 11, 2013

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— The Durham County Sheriff's Office says an elderly man died after collapsing while riding his bicycle Monday afternoon.

Deputies and emergency crews responded to 6711 Cheek Road at 4:14 p.m. after witnesses called 911.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he died. A sheriff's office spokesman said it appeared his death was the result of natural causes, possibly a heart attack.

Authorities were withholding the man's identity until his relatives could be notified.

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  • da Brute Mar 12, 2013

    It's news because you are to be forewarned; not because it warmed up some yesterday and today means it's okay to go do a marathon. Slowly work your way into it. And then again, like the news said, it might have been a heart attack or ....

  • affirmativediversity Mar 12, 2013

    Condolences to the man's family and friends BUT how is this news?

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Mar 11, 2013

    Very sad.......prayers for comfort to his family.

  • Scubagirl Mar 11, 2013

    How sad, you just never know; think you're doing something to help you be healthy etc and then 'bam'. Condolences to his family, I know they are heartbroken :(