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Mount Kisco Man Dies Competing In Long Island Triathlon

Tthe Smith Point Sprint Triathlon in Suffolk County on Long Island.
Tthe Smith Point Sprint Triathlon in Suffolk County on Long Island. Photo Credit: Smith Point Sprint Triathlon

A 69-year-old Mount Kisco man died Sunday while competing in the Smith Point Sprint Triathlon a park in Shirley in Suffolk County on Long Island, according to multiple reports.

Vincent Fleck was competing in Narrow Bay in the 500-meter swim, the first event of the triathlon, at around 7:30 a.m. when a lifeguard noticed he was in distress and brought him back to land using a canoe, according to a report by Newsday.

After an EMT administered emergency first aid, Fleck was transported by to a hospital in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead, the Newsday report said.

It is unknown if the death was caused by drowning or a medical event and the cause of death is being investigated by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

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