, Corbin, KY


July 12, 2014

Man collapses during Laurel Lake Triathlon

LAUREL COUNTY — A man participating in the Laurel Lake Triathlon Saturday collapsed and had to be transported to the hospital.

The participant was in transition from the bike to running portion of the triathlon when he suddenly passed out.  

Bystanders at the race immediately started CPR on the unresponsive man. Numerous times people were heard yelling, "Don't die on me," as the situation seemingly worsened.  

An AED was used on the man and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County later transported him from the scene to Saint Joseph London.

The man's identity was not available but bystanders reported that his breathing was shallow when EMTs took him from the scene.

For more on this story, see Monday's edition of the Times-Tribune.

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Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell (left) is shown with Joseph Russell Jones who was presented with a Purple Heart and a Medal of Honor Thursday.

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