2010-07-01 / Local & State

Man Disappears During Philly Triathlon Swim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Police and Coast Guard crews have been searching a Philadelphia river for a man who disappeared while taking part in a triathlon.

Police said the 40-year-old man from Prospect Park in Delaware County entered the Schuylkill River shortly before 8:30 a.m. and never came out of the water. Lifeguards in kayaks said they had not seen anyone in any apparent trouble in the water.

Police say the man was taking part in a sprint triathlon portion of the Karr Barth CHOP Charity Challenge, an annual event that raises money for the cancer center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. About 1,500 people were taking part in the event, which consisted of a .9K swim, 24K bicycle race and 5K run.

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