Missing N.J. triathlete presumed drowned

July 28, 2008 4:51:32 PM PDT
A New Jersey State Triathlon contestant was presumed drowned after he failed to emerge from Lake Mercer after the event's swim portion.

The contestant, identified only as a 52-year-old West Windsor man, was reported missing by his fiancee shortly after the event at Mercer County Park had concluded on Sunday afternoon.

Divers then searched the lake for several hours but did not find the body. They plan to resume the search on Monday.

Officials said the man was competing in the sprint distance division, a shorter triathlon that included a 500-meter swim, an 11.5 mile bike ride and a 5 kilometer run.

Information from: The Times, http://www.nj.com/times

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