Student Mountain Biker Dies After Fall In Fulton

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FULTON, Mo. (AP) — A Westminster College student from Latvia who fell nearly 20 feet Saturday onto a walking trail in Fulton has died.

Fulton police say 22-year-old Ruslans Petrovskis died Thursday morning at a Columbia hospital.

Police says Petrovskis and his bicycle were found 20 feet below a bridge on the walking trail.

The Columbia Tribune reports that police do not believe Petrovskis was hit by a vehicle and its unclear what caused the fall.

Petrovskis was majoring in business administration with a marketing emphasis was active in campus activities.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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