W.Va. investigating death of Md. man

GLENGARY, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia are investigating the death of a 28-year-old man who had been competing in an endurance course.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ted Snyder says Avishek Sengupta of Ellicott City, Md., was found Saturday in water at the “Walk the Plank” obstacle of a “Tough Mudder” endurance event near Glengary. He died Sunday at a northern Virginia hospital.

The Virginia medical examiner’s office in Manassas said an autopsy has been completed but a cause of death wasn’t immediately available.

Snyder said the death appears to have been accidental. It was first reported by the Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/12C1t0Z ).

About 750,000 people have participated in Tough Mudder courses since the first event was held in 2010, and Sengupta was the first person to die, company spokeswoman Ashley Pinakiewicz told the newspaper.

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