Communiqué de Presse Challenge:

Death of a participant to “V Challenge Barcelona-Maresme”

The management of Challenge Barcelona, the Calella City Council and the Spanish Triathlon Federation confirm the death of one of the participants to the competition currently underway this Sunday in this region.

In the first meters of the swim circuit, the triathlete lost consciousness and was immediately spotted by the on-site Red Cross emergency team. He was brought back to shore where he was treated for respiratory arrest by the organization’s medical team (three doctors and two nurses), who were then reinforced by a mobile emergency team of the Medical Emergencies System dispatched to the area.

The medical services certified the triathlete’s death after performing all available advanced reanimation manoeuvers without success.

The management of Challenge, who has been supporting the family at all times, has put all the means necessary to overcome the situation at their disposal. The Mayoress of Calella, Montserrat Candini, immediately informed the British Consulate of the tragedy, who also put itself at the family’s disposal.

Challenge Barcelona Maresme, the City Council of Calella and the Spanish Triathlon Federation express their heartfelt condolences to the family, as well as their utmost gratitude to the emergency services for the professionalism they displayed.