Man dies after falling from mountain bike in Queenstown

A man has died after falling off his mountain bike in Queenstown.

A police spokesman said emergency services were called to the Ben Lomond Track, about 45 minutes walk from the top of the Skyline Gondola, about 4.14pm Monday.

The spokesman said the man required urgent medical assistance.

St John Central Lakes territory manager Kelvin Perriman confirmed a man, aged in his 30s, had died.

"We responded about 4pm to reports of a man who had collapsed on the track.

"We flew two paramedics . . . he was deceased when they got there."

Perriman said the death was likely a medical event. 

A St John spokesman said a rescue helicopter was sent to the scene but did not transport anyone.

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