Monday, April 21, 2014

Man Drowns in a Triathlon Event

Pinellas County, Florida -- A man from Michigan to take part in a local triathlon drowned early Saturday morning.

The man was known as Donald Bautel 64, he was visiting Florida from Michigan to join the "Escape from Fort De Soto" triathlon event. While in the swimming part of the triathlon race, Bautel appeared to be drowning and swimmers in the area pulled him from the water and began CPR.

EMS and Deputies arrived on scene and Bautel was transported to a local hospital via ambulance where he later died.

Deputies say the drowning appears to be accidental, possibly health related.

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