Victorian mountain bike rider found dead

Victorian mountain bike rider found dead

Victorian police say it appears a mountain bike rider who had been missing for two nights, suffered a medical emergency before crashing his bike.

47-year-old Paul Pagliaro had not been seen since Saturday afternoon, when he set off on a mountain bike ride in Smiths Gully, near Kinglake, north-east of Melbourne, leaving his car at the Smiths Gully General Store.

Police were able to narrow the search effort this morning after tracking his mobile phone signal.

Mr Pagliaro’s  body was located about 7:45 am AEST, on an emergency access track.

Senior Sergeant Wayne Spence says he may have had a health issue that caused him to crash.

“From what has been described over the phone is that the circumstances don’t appear to be trauma related,” he said.

“So it appears he’s possibly had a health issue but that will be investigated through the coroner’s court.”

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