Mountain Biker Found Unconscious In Sonoma County Park Dies

SANTA ROSA (CBS/AP) – A man who was found unconscious in Annadel State Park east of Santa Rosa on Wednesday afternoon died at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital later that day.

The Sonoma County coroner’s office identified the man as 56-year-old Stanley Stawasz of Santa Rosa. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning.

The Bennett Valley Fire Department received a call around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday about a male mountain bike rider who was down at the intersection of the Canyon and Marsh trails in the park.

He was flown by REACH helicopter to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital around 5:30 p.m., a Bennett Valley Fire Department spokesman said.

Stawasz died at the hospital at 5:51 p.m., according to the coroner’s office.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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