A bicyclist from Colorado died Friday, Nov. 3 after collapsing on the Captain Ahab Trail, a route off of the Amassa Back Trail.
According to a release from Grand County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Kim Neal, Eric Dube, 30, of Breckenridge, was reported to have been riding uphill on a rock ledge when he lost his balance and fell from his bike onto the rock ledge, a distance of a few feet. Grand County EMS, Search and Rescue, Sheriff’s Office deputies and Classic Air Medical Helicopter responded to the call.
The report states that Dube lost consciousness, was unresponsive and CPR was initiated and continued until EMS arrived and continued medical care. Dube did not regain consciousness and passed away on scene.
“He had been wearing protective gear at the time of the accident that included helmet, elbow and knee protection,” Neal said. “It was reported that Mr. Dube had been experiencing chest pain prior to the accident. Classic flew [Dube] from the scene to Moab. Mr. Dube will be transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine cause of death.”
Dube, a physical therapist in Silverthorne, Colo. and member of the medical staff pool for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, was reported by Colorado media to be well acquainted with the Moab area and had made previous biking trips to the region.