Man who was cycling found dead on roadside in unexplained circumstances in Co Kerry

— Witnesses are sought and post-mortem examination is to be conducted.

An appeal has been issued tonight for any witnesses to come forward and for camera footage to be handed in after the body of a man in his 50s who was cycling in Kerry was found in what Gardaí say is unexplained circumstances.

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It has not yet been established if there was any other person involved,

The Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following the discovery of the body of a cyclist in unexplained circumstances in County Kerry on Tuesday, 29th March, 2022. Shortly after 10:30am a male cyclist (50s) was found unresponsive on the roadside at Ardywanig, Milltown near Castlemaine.”

The spokesperson said: “Gardaí and Emergency Services were alerted and attended at the scene. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. His body has since been moved to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry. The local Coroner has been notified.”

“Results of a post-mortem examination will determine the course of the Garda investigation. The road was closed for a time to allow for a technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators but has since reopened,” he said.

He added: “Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling between 10am and 10:40am on any local routes around Ardywanig, Milltown, are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí. This road is a minor road from the junction off the main Castlemaine to Firies Road (R561) at Rushen on towards Ardywanig.”
Witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station (066) 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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