Illinois Man Drowns in Wisconsin Triathlon

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 --- 2:53 p.m.

SHERWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Wisconsin are investigating the drowning death of an Illinois man during a triathlon.

The Calumet County Sheriff's Department says 42-year-old Doug Witmer of Lagrange, Ill., drowned in Lake Winnebago during the High Cliff Triathlon at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood. It happened shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff's office says the triathlon organizer, Midwest Sports Events of De Pere, had volunteer lifeguards on site.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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