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Andrew Ireland, 61, of Bridgend, is believed to have perished during the 750-foot swim in the first section of the three-part competition. Activity Wales, the event’s organizer, said the swimmer died during the event on Sunday. Around 1,500 competitors began the race before athletes and families watched attempts to save the grandfather.
Mr. Ireland’s family paid homage to him, calling him a “loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.” As a family we are heartbroken but have been comforted by the many messages of condolence and support we have received,’ they said. Andrew was a charity worker for the homeless and an avid supporter of Welsh football. He was a keen cyclist and triathlete, a member of Tondu Wheelers, and a parkrun regular. ‘We would like to thank the emergency services, event organizers, volunteers, and members of the public who assisted at the scene.’
Andrew Ireland was 61 years old.
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South Wales Police, St John’s Ambulance, the swim safety team, and volunteers all tried to help at the scene of the tragedy. At the time a statement from Activity Wales said: ‘It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the passing of an athlete during the swim section of today’s Triathlon. Our most sincere condolences go out to the family. We would like to thank the incredible efforts of the swim safety team, St John’s, Ambulance, the rapid response team, the police, volunteers, and members of the public involved at the scene.’