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No foul play in unexpected death on Telkwa High Road: RCMP

Man died while cycling near Witset on Monday

The RCMP have turned the investigation of a sudden death on the Telkwa High Road near Witset over to the BC Coroners Service (BCCS).

Incoming Smithers Staff Sgt. Mark Smaill said police attended, but found no evidence of foul play.

“There was no indication of criminality whatsoever,” said Smaill.

The man, whose name has not been released, had been cycling on the Telkwa High Road Monday afternoon when he unexpectedly died.

According to B.C. law, all deaths that are unnatural, unexpected, unexplained or unattended must be investigated by the Coroners Service.

The Interior News has requested more information from the BCCS.

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After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002.
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