Medical examiner rules drowning in Fort Worth 'mud run' death

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Posted on May 1, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 1 at 6:45 PM

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FORT WORTH — The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office has ruled that the man who died while participating  in a Fort Worth "mud run" last month was a victim of accidental drowning.

The body of Tony Weathers, 30, was found by Fort Worth Fire Department rescue teams in the Trinity River the day after the Original Mud Run on April 15.

Friends and family members said Weathers was an accomplished athlete in excellent physical shape for the grueling event, which included a swim across the Trinity.

The organization of the mud run was criticized by some participants. Casey Stanfield told News 8 that it was "complete chaos."

The Original Mud Run organizers said four lifeguards had been assigned to the water crossing where Weathers lost his life.

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