Last Sunday it happened again, the sad news of the death of a triathlete in the swimming of an IRONMAN 70.3 test, this time in the United States in the dispute of the IRONMAN 70.3 Winconsin
Authorities say a Wisconsin man apparently accidentally drowned during the Ironman 70.3's swimming portion of Lake Monona.
The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Michael McCulloch, 61, of Cottage Grove.
The medical examiner's office says preliminary autopsy results confirm that McCulloch's death "was consistent with an accidental drowning due in part to a medical event." Additional tests are underway.
McCulloch was pulled out of the water on Sunday. He was pronounced dead in the hospital. His death remains under investigation.
A second 30-year-old man was also pulled out of the water about an hour later and was transferred to a critically ill hospital.
Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster said she remained in the hospital on Monday, but there is no further information on her condition.