Coroner investigates triathlete death

Updated: March 4, 2013, 10:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time in its 33-year history, a participant in the world renowned "Escape from Alcatraz" died during the event.

That Ross Ehlinger, 46, died Sunday during the swim portion of the event held in the frigid San Francisco Bay amid 6-foot swells and a powerful outgoing tide raised questions about what effect the tough conditions had on his death. This year's event was held on Sunday rather than in June to accommodate the America's Cup sailing race.

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