South East Wales

Man dies during triathlon at Whitmore Beach, Barry Island

Athletes run into the sea at Barry Image copyright @_BARRYISLAND_/Twitter

A man has died while taking part in a triathlon in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The 43-year-old is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest at Whitmore Beach, Barry Island, just after 07:30 BST.

South Wales Police was called to the scene where ambulance crews and the coastguard tried to save the man.

His family has been informed and SWYD Sprint Triathlon organisers All Or Nothing Events expressed "deepest sympathy".

They thanked emergency services for their efforts, adding: "For a tragedy like this to have happened is devastating to everyone concerned, including all of the other competitors who took part."

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