Swimmer dies during NZ open water race

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A man in his 50s or 60s has died during the Epic swimming race on Lake Taupo in New Zealand today, that also doubled as the 2012 New Zealand Open Water Championships. A water safety team saw the swimming in difficulty during the 2.5km Epic Swim recreation race, responded immediately but was unable to resuscitate the swimmer. Conditions on the lake were described as moderately choppy. Read skynews.com.au.

Lake Taupo Sunset

(Photo of Lake Taupo courtesy of Chris Counsell, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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