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UPDATED Local man dies during triathalon

Submitted by on 1, September 9, 2009 – 9:23 amOne Comment
Lor Jarin. Courtesy of Bladium.

Lor Jarin. Courtesy of Bladium.

Updated 6:59 a.m. Thursday, September 17

The Siskiyou Daily News is reporting that a local man died Sunday while competing in the Mount Shasta Tinman Triathalon.

Lor Porciuncula Jarin, 51, apparently collapsed during the swimming portion of the race, when he began struggling in the water, the paper reported.

According to a news release cited by the paper:

Triathlon organizers had two boats in the water, and they pulled Jarin from the lake and immediately took him to shore, where an ambulance crew, who was on standby for the event, started CPR. The ambulance crew continued CPR until they arrived at Mercy Medical Center Mount Shasta, and CPR was then continued at the hospital. Jarin could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

A race director told the paper that Jarin’s death was the first in the race’s 26-year history. An exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

Sounds like Jarin was employed in the city’s Public Works department, and that he was a really good guy.

Here’s an update with information about a viewing and services, courtesy of the folks at Bladium:

On Friday the 18th of Sept. from 4-8 p.m. at Greer Family Funeral Home, 2694 Blanding Ave., there will be a viewing. Please come and share memories of Lor with family and friends.

On Saturday the 19th of Sept. at 2 p.m. at Saint Albert The Great Church on Bay Farm, a service will be held. Following the service the family has invited all friends of Lor’s back to his house to help celebrate the wonderful life of Lor with them.

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