Physician's body found near college campus in Austin

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Austin Police and the Mower County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of an Austin physician.

The Austin Daily Herald reports his body was found Saturday morning in the wooded area west of the Riverland Community College campus in Austin.

Austin's ABC 6 confirms authorities have identified the body as being that of Dr. Richard Schindler, a family physician. Authorities tell the station his death appears accidental, possibly the result of a bicycle accident.

Preliminary autopsy results show the doctor, who was wearing a helmet, died after crashing his bike, KTTC reports.

Schindler reportedly lived near the campus area and was supposed to meet a friend for river cleanup on Saturday. His body was discovered in water near a bike path.

Schindler was an award-winning physician. In 2011, the Rochester Post Bulletin reported that he was honored at the Mayo Clinic's annual Service Excellence Awards. He won a silver awards, which was based on patient satisfaction survey results using criteria established by the Mayo Clinic Health System Service Excellence Committee.

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