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COPY-Illinois Man drowns in Wisconsin triathlon

SHERWOOD (WKOW) – 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, Illinois, drowned in Lake Winnebago during the High Cliff Triathlon at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood.  The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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

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