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One dead, one in critical condition after Ironman triathlon

MADISON (WKOW) — One person has died, and a second remains in critical condition after being rescued from Lake Monona during the Ironman 70.3 triathlon Sunday morning, according to the Madison Fire Department.

Officials say the department was notified that an athlete was found unresponsive in the water around 8 a.m., and in need of advanced life support from paramedics.

About an hour later, MFD was notified that a second unresponsive patient was being pulled to shore for similar emergency medical treatment.

Madison fire officials say the death is not considered a drowning at this time, and it is believed that the athlete suffered a medical issue in the water prior to rescue.

Courtney Terlecki

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