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Another triathlete dies in the IRONMAN 70.3 Winconsin

He had 61 years and everything indicates that he drowned in the swimming sector

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 IRONMAN 70.3 Winconsin

Authorities say a Wisconsin man apparently accidentally drowned during the swimming part of the Ironman 70.3 on Lake Monona.

The medical examiner's office in Dane County identified the man as Michael McCulloch, of 61 years, of Cottage Grove.

The coroner's office says preliminary results of the autopsy confirm that McCulloch's death "was consistent with an accidental choking due in part to a medical event." Additional tests are underway.

McCulloch was taken out of the water on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. His death is still under investigation.

A second man from 30 years was also taken out of the water about an hour later and was transferred to a hospital in critical condition.

The spokeswoman for the Madison Fire Department, Cynthia Schuster, said she remained in the hospital on Monday, but there is no more information about her condition.

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