A man in his thirties has been killed in a crash on a West Coast beach.
Senior Sergeant Adam Spencer said the alarm was raised just after 3pm on Sunday after the incident on Ocean Beach just south of Trial Harbour.
He said a man was found semi-conscious on the beach after other members of the riding party returned to look for him when he failed to rendezvous at the beach exit.
"Initial investigations have determined the man was riding a trail bike north on Ocean Beach when it appears he has struck a buried log," Senior Sergeant Spencer said.
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"The bike remained upright for some distance afterward, but eventually it did come to rest on its side. The man was found semi-conscious with his bike a short time later.
"One rider went to Trial Harbour to raise the alarm, while another activated a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) on the beach itself. The Tasmania Police Westpac Helicopter was deployed.
"Police and Ambulance Tasmania four-wheel-drives moved quickly to Ocean Beach and found the man's peers performing CPR. Paramedics took over, but despite everyone's best efforts, he unfortunately died at the scene.
"Our thoughts and condolences are with his family."
The incident is being investigated and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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