Retired coach, active swimmer dies during swim leg of triathlon


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A veteran principal, educator and coach died Saturday while competing with his family as a team in the 10th annual Pumpkinman Triathlon.

Patrick Hayden, 59, was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. at Boulder City Hospital, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. He was found unresponsive about 8:55 a.m. Saturday while swimming the first leg of the event. Family members were to do the running and bicycling legs of the competition. […]

Hayden would have been 60 years old in January, Dawn said. He was an active swimmer and frequented the Y to stay in shape.

Vanover said the park rangers weren’t sure what caused him to lose consciousness in the water.

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