US Swimmer Fran Crippen dies during race


26-year-old American open water swimmer Fran Crippen lost his life today during the FINA Open Water 10K World Cup event in Dubai. He had been showing signs of slowing down during the third lap of five, possibly because the water was too hot, but it was only after all the other competitors had finished, that teammate Alex Meyer realized that Crippen was missing. Competing swimmers and divers went back to search for him, and found him two hours later unconscious just before the final buoy. Read Lane 9 News.


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