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Man Nearly Drowns During Triathlon At Headlands State Beach Park

Man was rescued from water by other swimmers and taken to TriPoint Medical Center

A 34-year-old man nearly drowned while competing in a triathlon at about 8 a.m. Sunday at .

The man was pulled onto shore by other swimmers and then bystanders began performing CPR on him, Mentor Fire Lt. Ron Zak said.

Then race staff, who were equipped with a defibrillator, provided care. They also transferred him to an ambulance when it arrived at the beach.

The man was taken to TriPoint Medical Center where he remains.

Grand River, Painesville Township, Painesville City and Perry Fire Departments also provided Mentor Fire Department with specialty assistance from their boat crews and medic units.

Once it was confirmed that the man was out of the water, the backup was cancelled.

mike bednarz August 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM
His name was stan he was a long time dear friend and he is on life support and he is not gonna make it his family needs help and prayers. I will always remember him as a guy who would give a stranger his last dollar!!! Mike bednarz.
R. Boggs August 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Was doing the Du that day did not hear of the news till the end of my race, so sad. Heard he is a young man with children. Heard of a possible fundraiser, please post details if possible. I am not a local nor did I know him but would like to contribute in some way.

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