Illinois Man drowns in Wisconsin triathlon

Man drowned in Lake Winnebago

Published On: Jun 17 2012 01:52:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 17 2012 01:54:08 PM CDT
SHERWOOD, Wis. -

Authorities in eastern Wisconsin are investigating the drowning death of an Illinois man during a triathlon.

The Calumet County Sheriff's Department said 42-year-old Doug Witmer of Lagrange, Ill., drowned in Lake Winnebago during the High Cliff Triathlon at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood. It happened shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday.

The sheriff's office said the triathlon organizer, Midwest Sports Events of De Pere, had volunteer lifeguards on site.