POWNAL — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says a 59-year-old man was found dead on the side of a trail in Bradbury Mountain State Park on Monday.

The body of Rodney Reed of Topsham was found around 1 p.m. by people hiking. Deputies say the people who found him on the trail tried to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful.

Deputies say he was fat-tire biking, which is a style of mountain biking, when he went off the trail.

Officials say Reed lost control of his bike when going over a small bridge on the trail. He was wearing a helmet. The cause of death was accidental.

According to a report by the medical examiner, Reed’s impact with the ground caused a traumatic neck injury.


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