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Rider Dies on Mt. Fromme – Update

Tragic News

June 10th, 2013

North Vancouver RCMP were called to Mt. Fromme in the early afternoon of Monday, June 10. Details are scarce at the moment but North Shore Rescue has reported that a rider succumbed to injuries sustained on Pipeline, a trail with a blue-black designation. The rider was apparently visiting from Idaho, and next of kin have been notified.

Update: North Vancouver RCMP‘s official press release below:

On Monday, June 10, 2013 at approximately 12:30 PM, two mountain bike riders came across an unconscious, unresponsive male on the “Pipeline Trail” in North Vancouver. Emergency Services were dispatched to the location which is in the Lynn Waters Regional Park.

It appears the 38 year old lone male from Boise, Idaho was mountain biking in the area and sustained a fall off of what is known as a balance board or teeter plank. All efforts to revive the victim were unsuccessful and he unfortunately died on location. 

“Exact cause of death has not been determined,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP. “This most tragic incident has now been turned over to the BC Coroners Service.”

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the friends and family of the fallen rider.

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North Shore Rescue on Fromme this afternoon. Photo North Shore Rescue.


Ride safe out there, and with a friend if at all possible. Express your condolences below or in the thread on our bulletin board.

  • TieMyShoe

    My thoughts go out to the family and loved ones of our fallen comrade. To close to home, ride within your limits and ride with a friend. One loss is one to many.

  • nacho_arriagada

    He died doing what he liked, if I had to choose the way to go, this would be it…
    My thoughts to his family and friends.

  • Paul Snyder

    Deepest condolences from Denmark. Very, very sad news to come home to. :-(

  • cheryl@nsmb.com

    Very sorry to hear. Condolences to all family and friends of this fallen rider.

  • mrfrosty

    I think this is the first time since I moved here this has ever happened, and we rode Pipeline the night before with riding it in years. The Family has my deepest sympathies.

  • mightyted

    This is terrible. My sincerest condolences.

  • CRFRDH

    Terrible news…my sympathy to the family… :(

  • CRFRDH

    This is a message, never ever ride alone, always ride with a buddy, in case or emergency… :(

  • wa90

    That is horrible news. :(

  • dorse

    My condolences to his family and friend. This is a terrible tragedy.
    I hate skinnies. But when I go I want it fast like this. Just sad he was so young

  • Mic

    Deepest and the most sincere condolences from Germany to all his family and friends.