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One Dead, One Missing as Malaysian Triathlon Turns Tragic

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Plastic bottles and waste at the garbage beach of Malaysia

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One man is dead and another remains missing after an Olympic distance triathlon in Malaysia Sunday.

Jeffrey Yuen Chi-yuen, 42, of Hong Kong, was reported missing by his wife after he failed to appear following the 1.5 kilometer swimming leg of the Port Dickson International Triathlon, local media reported. Tharm Wei Wong, 39, of Penang, Malaysia, also drowned during the race.

Port Dickson Deputy Police Chief Mohd Faisal Mohd Noor told Malaysian news outlet Siakap Keli that Wong had been treated by emergency responders and given CPR, but that he had never responded. Wong was pronounced dead later at a local hospital.

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Sputnik International

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