Biker's kin gives up mountain lion suit

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:27 PM ET
Associated Press — March 30, 2005

The parents of a mountain biker killed by a cougar last year in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park said they will drop a wrongful-death lawsuit against Orange County because of protests from cyclists.

Mark Reynolds, 35, was mauled by a mountain lion while he crouched to fix his bicycle along Cactus Ridge Trail on Jan. 8, 2004.

Dona and Gary Reynolds of St. Joseph, Mo., filed the suit March 16, alleging that the county should have known the park was dangerous because mountain lions were ...

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