Doug Witmer, 42, was competing in the High Cliff Triathlon in Wisconsin June 16 when he died.
Results from an autopsy performed on Monday on a La Grange Man who died during the first leg of a triathlon he was competing in at Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin were inconclusive, the Chicago Tribune reported. Regina Behnke, deputy medical examiner in Calumet County, Wis., told the Chicago Tribune that her office is still waiting on more studies, and that it could be several weeks before a ruling is made about the cause of death. Doug Witmer, 42, was participating in the High Cliff Triathlon at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood, Wis. on Saturday when lifeguards noticed he was having trouble in the water. A commenter on La Grange Patch who said she was at the triathlon on Saturday, said she saw a medical crew perform CPR on Witmer for 15 …
Doug Witmer, 42, of La Grange passed away on June 16 in Wisconsin. Visitation and memorial services will be held June 21-22.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Douglas David Witmer, 42, of La Grange died suddenly while competing in a triathlon on June 16, 2012. Doug was born on July 30, 1969, in Johnson City, Tenn., the son of Judith Weber Aaron and Richard Everett Witmer. Doug, along with his two brothers and one sister, grew up in Oakton, Va., until Doug went to college to earn a bachelor of arts in rhetoric and communications from University of Virginia in 1991, where he was president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi. A position at R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company motivated Doug to move to Chicago in 1995, where he met his beloved wife, Kathryn Scott of Flossmoor, Ill. Kathy and Doug were married in 1998, and began a family in Chicago with the birth of their daughter, Leah Grace, in 2001. The …
The Calumet County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of Doug Witmer, 42, who died during a triathlon in Wisconsin on Saturday morning.
Officials are still investigating the death of a La Grange man who they said drowned on Saturday morning during a triathlon in Wisconsin. Doug Witmer, 42, is believed to have drowned during the competetition, the Chicago Tribune reported. Witmer was swimming in Lake Winnebago as part of the High Cliff Triathlon at High Cliff State Park in Sherwood. According to ABC7 News, Witmer is believed to have drowned shortly before 8 a.m. on Saturday. No further details have been provided as of Sunday evening.