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Swimmer drowns during triathlon at Lake Livingston

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POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A Woodlands man drowned while participating in a half-triathlon at Lake Livingston Sunday morning.

Game Warden Captain Shawn Phillips said the first call came in at 8:40 a.m. and they learned Collin Campbell, 27, did not show up at a checkpoint. A dive team came in and located his body around 5 p.m.

Phillips said he figured Campbell had finished half of the swim.

"No one noticed him go down but then they realized he never showed up at the checkpoint."

Phillips said the water was pretty calm.

"We don't know much else until we get the autopsy back," Phillips said.

Race organizer PR Endurance Sports posted the following statement on its Facebook page:

"It's with great sadness that we have to share this news. Today, we lost our teammate and brother Collin Cambell. Collin did not make it out of the swim at Onalaska 70.3. He was a strong swimmer so this news was shocking to us all. We are thankful to the Race Director, First Responders and the Texas Wildlife Dive Team for their relentless commitment to find our friend. A few minutes ago, authorities recovered Collin's body from Lake Livingston - he is home. Please keep his family and our Frat Boys in your prayers and please be respectful of their privacy. We will keep you all posted on funeral arrangements."

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