Man dies while competing in Lake Tahoe triathlon |

Man dies while competing in Lake Tahoe triathlon

First responders in South Lake Tahoe will hold an exercise next week.

A man died Saturday during a triathlon at Lake Tahoe.

The man was swimming at Sugar Pine Point on Tahoe’s West Shore Saturday when he had to be pulled from the water around 8:23 a.m., according to an email from Sgt. Anthony Prencipe, public information officer with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. 

The man was competing in the swimming portion of the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. 

The sheriff’s office did not release the name of the man, and a cause of death is pending an autopsy.

There is no evidence of foul play or criminal activity, Prencipe told the Tribune.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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