Two males have died whereas taking a part of an Ironman triathlon occasion in Youghal, County Cork.
The lads, one aged in his 60s and the opposite in his 40s, had been taking part within the swimming part after they received into issue in separate incidents.
They had been faraway from the water by the emergency providers.
It’s understood one of many males was Irish, however had been dwelling within the UK, whereas the opposite was from Canada, Irish broadcaster RTÉ has reported.
The lads had been participating in an Ironman 70.3 occasion, often known as a half ironman.
It usually entails a 1.2 mile (1.9km) swim, 56 mile (90.1km) cycle and a 13.1 mile (21.1km) run.
Gardaí (Irish police) stated each males had been pronounced useless by medical personnel and the native coroner has been notified.
The organisers of the occasion, Ironman Eire, stated they had been “deeply saddened” by the deaths.
“In the course of the swim portion of Sunday’s race, security personnel supplied fast medical consideration upon recognising the athletes had been in want of help,” it stated.
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