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36 Y.O S’PORE MAN DIED WHILE SWIMMING DURING IRONMAN TRIATHLON IN PORTUGAL

A 36-year-old Singaporean man, Derrick Tee Hui Sheng, died while taking part in the IRONMAN triathlon in Portugal, during the swimming segment, according to Lianhe Zaobao.

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The race took place on 15 October and Tee reportedly needed medical attention during the swimming segment, and he was then conveyed to the hospital.

However, he died in the ambulance whilst on the way to the hospital.

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Singapore in Lisbon is currently providing support to the deceased’s family.

IRONMAN Portugal’s statement

We are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a race participant at the IRONMAN Portugal – Cascais triathlon. During the swim portion of Saturday’s race, the athlete required and received medical assistance before being transported from the event.

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Despite best medical efforts, the athlete passed in the ambulance on the way hospital. We share our greatest sympathies with the family and friends of the athlete and will continue to offer them our support as they go through this very difficult time.

We thank the swim safety personnel and first responders who worked quickly to provide the athlete with medical support.

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