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E-bike rider dies, was found on golf course in Summit County

62-year-old Michael Ross was found unresponsive Friday morning at Canyons golf course.
62-year-old Michael Ross was found unresponsive Friday morning in a bunker.

A 62-year-old man was found unresponsive at the Canyons golf course Friday, June 2. He had been riding an electronic bicycle.

According to Summit County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kacey Bates, the man has been identified as Michael Ross. Bates says Ross didn't live in Park City, but was known to spend time in the area.

Captain Bates said Ross was found lying in a golf bunker. He was riding an e-mountain bike without a helmet and it appears he crashed his bike into the bunker. At this point, she says they don’t know the cause of death.

Park City Mountain Senior Communications Director Sara Huey said golf course maintenance staff responded to the incident about 8:45 Friday morning. They contacted emergency services and began life-saving efforts. “Regretfully the man was pronounced deceased on site by AirMed," said Huey.

In a prepared statement, Park City Mountain Vice President and COO of Park City Mountain Deidre Walsh said, "Park City Mountain, Canyons Golf and the entire Vail Resorts family, extends their deepest sympathy and support" to the man’s family and friends.

A portion of the golf course was closed temporarily on Friday. Full operations resumed later in the day.