Cyclist found deceased near trailhead |

Cyclist found deceased near trailhead

Friday afternoon, a group of roller skiers discovered a deceased man near the Highland Estates trailhead. His bicycle was nearby. According to the sheriff’s report the skiers called for medical assistance but the victim was nonresponsive.

According to Summit County’s Sheriff’s Department Captain Justin Martinez, there was no indication of foul play. He identified the man as Park City resident Charles "Chuck" Wagner.

"We won’t know the exact cause of death until we receive a report from the medical examiner’s office," he said, adding, "In a situation like this we really feel for the family of this individual."

Wagner was a Delta pilot and president of the North American Airlines Ski Federation, a nonprofit that raises funds to support ski racing programs for juniors among other charities.

NAASF Vice President Are Johnson posted this message on the organization’s website, "It is with heavy heart and much grief to announce that last week we lost a great man, a dear friend and our NAASF president, Chuck Wagner I will miss our practical jokes, our lighthearted banter and most of all our great friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and his family in this extremely difficult time.

A memorial service will be held at the Park City Community Church, 4501 N. State Road 224, on Friday Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.

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