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Athlete dies in Madison Triathlon

MADISON, WI (CBS 58) -- One person has died, and a second remains in critical condition, after being rescued from Lake Monona during the Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin triathlon Sunday morning.

Around 7:50 AM, the Madison Fire Department was notified by event officials that one athlete was found unresponsive in the water and in need of advanced life support.  About an hour later a second unresponsive swimmer was pulled from the water and was being transported to shore.   EMTs and MFD paramedics performed lifesaving measures before transporting the victims to nearby hospitals.       

According to a news release from the Madison Fire Department, one of the victims died.

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