Mass. woman sues over spouse's Vt. triathlon deathThe Associated Press | July 26,2013SALEM, Mass. - The widow of a Massachusetts man who drowned during a triathlon in Vermont last year has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the event's organizers.
Lawyers for Richard Angelo's widow, Cheryl, say Colorado-based USA Triathlon should never have allowed the event to take place in an unusually choppy Lake Champlain, failed to properly train staff in emergency responses, didn't have enough staff on hand, and did not have adequate lifesaving equipment.
The suit filed Wednesday in Salem Superior Court seeks damages for wrongful death, pain and suffering, emotional distress on the part of his widow, and punitive damages.
The 53-year-old Beverly man died last Aug. 18.
A spokesman for USA Triathlon told The Salem News the organization had not yet seen the suit and could not comment on it.MORE IN This Just InPITTSFORD – The Select Board meets tonight at 6:30 to hear a presentation by Green Lantern... Full StoryTODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Flood watch in effect for Rutland County, developing El Nino shaping up to be extreme this year, Don DeLillo on the season's warming trend and Veena catches digital sniffles, all in today's minute. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible... Full Story
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