Oct 24, 2010 11:21 AM by Andy Koen

American swimmer dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - U.S. national swimming team member Fran Crippen has died during a race in the United Arab Emirates. The 26-year-old swimmer from suburban Philadelphia was competing  in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup in Fujairah, south of Dubai, on Saturday, but failed to finish and was found in the water two hours later, according to Swimming World.



The magazine said the water temperature was in the mid- to high 80s, and several swimmers were treated for heat exhaustion after the race.

USA Swimming said coaches, athletes, members and employees were deeply saddened by his death.




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