California man dies from mountain biking crash on Big Island

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — A 53-year-old man who fell while mountain biking on the Big Island has died from his injuries.

West Hawaii Today reports that the man and his wife were riding an off-road trail on Thursday around the Mauna Kea volcano when he fell.

Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief John Whitman said an off-duty firefighter and bystanders who came across the scene performed life-saving procedures until a rescue crew arrived by way of helicopter.

The man was flown to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The fire department said the man was wearing a helmet when he fell.

The department said he is a resident of San Francisco, California.

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Information from: West Hawaii Today, http://www.westhawaiitoday.com

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