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Fran Crippen likely died suddenly

Updated: October 26, 2010, 11:57 AM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- American open-water swimmer Fran Crippen likely died so suddenly that he didn't have time to remove his goggles during a 10-kilometer race, a UAE swimming official said Tuesday.

The comments by Ayman Saad, the managing director of the UAE swimming federation, come as investigators try to pinpoint the cause of death for the 26-year-old Crippen in the race on Saturday.

The event was held in waters reaching above 86 degrees fahrenheit off Fujairah, about ...

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