RAGBRAI Rider Found Dead This Morning In Mason City

Updated: 07/24/2014 6:56 PM
Created: 07/24/2014 12:48 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A RAGBRAI participant from Sioux City has been found dead in his tent in Mason City. His is the second death during the week long bicycling event.

The Des Moines Register reports 74-year-old George "Frank" Brinkerhoff was found dead inside his tent Thursday morning at Parker's Woods Campground.

Mason City police Sgt. Greg Scott ways Brinkerhoff was participating in the Register's Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa. Scott didn't know if Brinkerhoff was riding alone or with a group.

Scott says Brinkerhoff appeared to die of natural causes, but the medical examiner's office has yet to determine an official cause of death.

As we've reported, 62-year-old Tom Teesdale of West Branch, had a heart attack and died at a hospital in Emmetsburg earlier this week.

There have been 30 deaths during RAGBRAI's 42 years.

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