Well-known Armed Forces cyclist Sean Coleman dies while training on Suncoast Parkway Trail

CLEARWATER, Fla. - U.S. Coast guard Chief Petty Officer Sean Coleman, a well-known Armed Forces cyclist throughout Florida and the country, died Wednesday while training on the Suncoast Parkway Trail.

Coleman, 46, was on active duty at Air Station Clearwater as an aviation night shift supervisor at the time of his death. He lived in Land O' lakes.

Coleman was Captain of the Armed Forces Cycling Team, working with local athletes. He lived in the Tampa area for many years, according to the team's Facebook page.

There was no immediate word on cause of death.

The following message was posted on The U.S. Military Cycling Facebook page:

"In memory of our dear friend Sean Coleman, who passed away Wednesday on a training ride near Tampa, Florida. Sean was a great Dad and Husband. He was dedicated to the US Coast Guard where his life's work taking care of helicopters undoubtedly saved many lives. Sean was the captain of our Team and an excellent cyclist. Please remember Sean always and send prayers to his wonderful family."

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