Dead Ironman Athlete Was Hong Kong Police Officer

Andy Naylor appeared distressed during a 2.4-mile swim at the start of the all-day triathlon Saturday

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:03 AM EDT
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Dead Ironman Athlete Was Hong Kong Cop

Participants in the first Ironman U.S. Championship in New York and New Jersey swim in the Hudson River.

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Authorities have identified the athlete who died in the Ironman U.S. Championship in New York and New Jersey as a police officer from Hong Kong.

Andy Naylor appeared distressed during a 2.4-mile swim at the start of the all-day triathlon Saturday.

The 43-year-old was lifted from the Hudson River and received CPR before he was taken to a hospital.

The Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office

tells The Record newspaper

autopsy results are pending.

Contestants in the race followed their swim in the Hudson with a 112-mile bicycle ride through the suburbs, and then a 26.2-mile marathon that finished in Riverside Park.


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