Kevin Underhill’s Family To Withdraw Life SupportAugust 17th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by GD
Kevin Underhill, a cyclist who got critically injured while participating in the Cat 4/5 race on Thursday is being removed from his life support system and being allowed to die in quiet. Admitted in the ICU at Brackenridge Hospital people were being allowed to pay their last respects to the cyclist from 10 am Sunday.
His family had made the decision to withdraw the life support system and donate body organs of the cyclist within today afternoon August 17th.
Andrew Willis the race organizer reportedly said, “Unfortunately Kevin Underhill is not going to make it. The injuries were severe. The damage beyond hope. Kevin is currently on life support. He is unconscious and not suffering.”
Kevin Underhill’s family thanked the concern coming from several climbing and cycling communities with which the cyclist was associated.
The cyclist had had cycling preparations with teams at Lake Travis Cycling Club before he participated in The Driveway race. He was also a distinguished rock climber known for his precautionary measures and cautiousness. The accident is extremely unfortunate. It is incredible that people were watching Kevin Underhill until last Tuesday evening on Run Far TT, enjoying his performance at the race, and now abruptly he is going to be dead and gone.
The incident disturbed many seasoned racers who were shocked to the core. The cyclist was practically obsessive in ensuring that things were perfect before he took on any challenge. His friends pulled his leg for his meticulous nature. He had a knack for gauging security factors and unsafe behavior never came in way of his athleticism.
He was a steward of his sport guiding other novice cyclists.
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