CASTAIC, Calif. — A Los Angeles County reserve sheriff’s deputy has died after collapsing during the World Police and Fire Games in Southern California.
The Sheriff’s Department says 68-year-old Jacob Castroll was competing in a mountain biking race near Castaic Lake on Friday morning when another rider found him. He was unresponsive and died at a hospital.
The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs says Castroll was thrown from his bike. County fire officials say he suffered an apparent heart attack.
The death is under investigation.
Castroll had been a reserve deputy since 2010 for the Malibu and Lost Hills areas.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell offered his condolences to the family.
The World Police and Fire Games is an Olympic-style competition. Thousands of law enforcement officers and firefighters from 70 countries are taking part.