Fran Crippen Death: Likely Heat Stroke or Heart

Doctors may never know precisely what killed open water swimmer Fran Crippen, the 26-year-old who died during a race in Abu Dhabi over the weekend, but they agree that strenuous exercise in hot water could result in fatal heat stroke. Had a safety boat been near the elite swimmer when he lost consciousness, he might have been cooled down and been saved, they say. "It's pretty straightforward -- he died of one of two things," said Dr. Mark Morocco, associate professor of emergency medicine at...Full Story
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