Spinal injury blamed in man's death

A 44-year-old man who was found dead at the Biloela Showgrounds on Sunday, May 31, was found to have died from spinal cord injuries.

The fatal injuries are believed to have happened when the pushbike rider, who was a familiar sight around the town, fell off his bike.

An autopsy conducted on the body of the former Cracow man last week determined that the injuries were consistent with the suspected fall from the bicycle.

Investigating officer Senior Constable Tom Gardiner said it appeared that the man had ridden or fallen off the loading ramp next to where his body had been found.

People driving past the Showgrounds that Sunday afternoon had noticed the body lying on the ground from the road.

Police said the dead man was found to be without any visible injuries.

He had still been wearing a safety helmet when discovered.

Senior Constable Gardiner said the man was known to ride his bike around Biloela often, but there were no witnesses at the time of the accident.

He said police would not release the name of the deceased man until family members had been contacted.

The death was not being treated as suspicious and police believe no other people were involved.

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