Police: Man dies while swimming in Rochester triathlon

Published 10:30 am Monday, June 20, 2016

ROCHESTER. — Rochester police say a 56-year-old man has died while swimming in a triathlon.

Sgt. Jeff Sobczak says the man was swimming the sprint course at Foster Arend Lake on Sunday morning, the first leg of the Rochesterfest Triathlon. A pair of swimmers had grabbed ahold of the victim and were clinging to a buoy and yelling for help.

The Rochester Fire Department already had a rescue boat in the water and responded immediately. The man was brought to shore, but attempts to revive him failed.

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The victim was from Rochester, but his name was not immediately released.