Ironman triathlon competitor in Chattanooga dies

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A spokeswoman for an Ironman triathlon in Chattanooga says a male competitor has died.

Race spokeswoman Ellie Siefert tells media outlets that an athlete required medical attention during the 2.4-mile swim portion of Sunday’s event and Hamilton County emergency crews pulled him from the Tennessee River.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man’s identity wasn’t immediately released pending notification of relatives.