Man died after medical emergency during swim portion of Lake Mills Triathlon

LAKE MILLS -- A 59-year-old Elkhorn man died after suffering a medical emergency during the Lake Mills Triathlon on Sunday, June 2. He was identified as Scott Beatse.

According to Lake Mills police, officers were advised the man was participating in the swim portion of the triathlon when he went under around 7:45 a.m. Rescue personnel were able to remove the man from the water and pull him to shore, and life-saving efforts were initiated.

The man was transported to Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The initial investigation indicated the man had a medical emergency prior to going under the water.