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Cyclist dies in Arlington park after possibly hitting tree, fire officials say

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A cyclist died after falling off his bike and possibly hitting a tree in an Arlington park Saturday, fire officials said.

Terry L. Eason, 63, of Mansfield was biking in River Legacy Park when he crashed, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. He may have hit a tree or other debris, causing him to have a significant injury, Arlington fire official Sgt. Mike Joiner said

Bystanders called 911 and started doing CPR on the man at about 1:45 p.m. The man was in a difficult location to reach, and fire crews had to use a specialized vehicle to get to him. Joiner said it is not uncommon for them to have to use this kind of method to reach people at River Legacy Park.

The man was unresponsive when fire crews arrived. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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