Special Olympics athlete dies after aquatics competition

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An athlete died over the weekend after competing in the Maryland Special Olympics at Towson University.

The athlete was competing in the aquatics competition, when she suffered a medical emergency, event officials confirmed.

“The athlete was treated on-site by medical personnel and taken off-site to receive emergency medical care, where the athlete subsequently passed away. Our thoughts are with the family and the whole Special Olympics Maryland family during this difficult time,” Special Olympics Maryland said in a statement. Out of respect, we ask that you please extend the family the courtesy of privacy.”

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