Man Drowns During Triatholon Race, ONALASKA, September 11, 2016 - At approximately 8:40 am on September 11, 2016, a man who was participating in a triatholon event in Onalaska drowned during the swimming portion of the race. The man has been identified as 27 year old Collin Campbell, of the Woodlands. The swimmers reportedly swam .6 mile into Lake Livingston and then swim back before the next leg of the race which consisted of bicycling. Campbell went under and didn't return. The Onalaska Police Department, Texas Game Wardens, Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department, divers, Sheriff Ken Hammack, Trooper Kevin Burman and other first responders were dispatched to the scene. Campbell's body was recovered shortly before 5 pm. Justice of the Peace, Jayme Jones performed an inquest at the scene. Campbell was transported from the scene by Pace Funeral Home.
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Search boats from Onalaska VFD and State Game Wardens return after locating a drowned swimmer on Sunday afternoon on Lake Livingston.
Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack and Officer Tammie Heath with Onalska PD look off a pier out to where search boats search for 27 year old Collin Campbell of the Woodlands.
Onalaska Mayor, Roy Newport (left) speaks with Sheriff Hammack and Chief Deputy, Byron Lyons.
Sheriff Hammack speaks with Captain Shawn Phillips (Phillips is a Texas Game Warden).
A diver returns following the recovery of Campbell from Lake Livingston.
Justice of the Peace, Jayme Jones speaks with Trooper Kevin Burman (left) and First Responder, Ricky Taylor.
Justice of the Peace, Jayme Jones gets information from Officers Tammie Heath (left) and Sergeant Ryan Vasquez (Deputy Glen Bethune is pictured in at rear wearing hat).
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