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.
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