Man dies while participating in Lake Mills triathlon

Published: Jun. 2, 2019 at 1:32 PM CDT
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A man is dead after participating in the Lake Mills Triathlon on Sunday morning.

A 59-year-old Elkhorn native was participating in the swim portion of the event before he went under the water at 7:47 a.m., according to the Township of Lake Mills Police Department.

Emergency crews from the event were able to remove the man from the water and pull him to shore. CPR was performed, according to the department.

The man was then taken to Fort Atkinson Memorial hospital by Lake Mills EMS where he was pronounced dead.

Identification of the man is to be directed to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office, according to the department.

The initial investigation indicates the man had a medical event prior to going under the water. At this time, the incident is not being treated as a drowning, according to the department.

The Township of Lake Mills Police Department received assistance from Lake Mills EMS, Lake Mills Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and rescue personnel from the Lake Mills Triathlon.