Physician’s Death During Triathlon Still A Mystery

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Autopsy on 42-year-old Colorado man inconclusive after he dies during a sprint triathlon.

An autopsy performed Sunday on Dr. Michael Wiggins of Fort Collins, Colo., showed no clear-cut reason why the 42-year-old family doctor died, according to the Weld County Coroner’s Office.

Wiggins, a physician with Banner Medical Clinic in Loveland, Colo., was found floating face down in Windsor Lake during the swimming segment of the Pelican Fest Triathlon on Saturday.

The coroner’s office is now waiting on toxicology and other tests, which could take up to six weeks, said deputy coroner/ investigator Stacy Clodfelder said.

Wiggins had been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation – an abnormal heart rhythm – four years ago and had been treating it.

“Other than what we know there’s nothing that screams out ‘this is the culprit,’ ” Clodfelder said.

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