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AustraliaPictured: Grandfather, 65, who died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in the Pier to Pub swim race

05:10  13 january  2019
05:10  13 january  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

'My beautiful dad': Family and friends pay tribute to 'super-fit' swimmer who died in Pier to Pub

'My beautiful dad': Family and friends pay tribute to 'super-fit' swimmer who died in Pier to Pub Devastated friends and family are shocked at the death of 'super-fit' swimmer Murray Howard who died during the annual Pier to Pub race in Lorne on Saturday. Mr Howard was competing in his 20th Pier to Pub race, and his friend Keith Miller said his death came as a complete shock. “He was super fit, that was the thing that shocked us most. He didn’t have an ounce of fat on him,” Mr Miller said. “I had arranged to meet him at the aquatic club after the race at about four [o'clock]. It got to five [o'clock] and my son called and gave me the news,” he said. “It was devastating.

65 -year-old man died while competing in a swimming event in western Victoria. The Beeac man was pulled from the water during the Lorne Pier to Pub open water swimming event in The race starts at Lorne Pier and finishes on the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club house.

65 -year-old man dies after he was pulled unconscious from the water while competing in a swimming race .

Pictured: Grandfather, 65, who died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in the Pier to Pub swim race© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Murray Howard, 65, (pictured) has died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in a swimming event in western Victoria A 65-year-old grandfather who died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in a swimming race has been remembered as a 'model farmer'.

Murray Howard was pulled from the water during the Lorne Pier to Pub open water swimming event in western Victoria about 2.45pm on Saturday.

Paramedics were called but they were unable to resuscitate him and he died at the scene.

Mr Howard, who is from the town of Beeac, was remembered by his community as a respected cattle farmer and retired primary schoolteacher, according to the Herald Sun.

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Competitive swimming became popular in the 19th century. Those who are disqualified may choose to protest their disqualification . Protests are reviewed by a panel of The largest Ocean Swim 's in terms of numbers of participants are in Australia, with the Pier to Pub , Cole Classic and Melbourne

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Pictured: Grandfather, 65, who died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in the Pier to Pub swim race© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Howard, who is from the town of Beeac, was remembered by his community as a respected cattle farmer and retired primary schoolteacher 'He was a model farmer, who consistently topped the market along with his wife Anne,' a friend told the Herald Sun.

'Murray was community minded and was always proud of his achievements and grandchildren'.

Mr Howard was nearing the finish line of the swim race at the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Clubhouse when he lost consciousness in the water.

The circumstances of his death remain unknown but police will prepare a report for the coroner on his death.

In a statement, the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club said its thoughts were with the family and friends of the competitor.

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'The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club is saddened to hear of the passing of a 65-year-old male competitor at today's Lorne Pier to Pub, despite the best efforts to revive him from life savers and paramedics,' the statement read.

Pictured: Grandfather, 65, who died after he was pulled unconscious from the ocean while competing in the Pier to Pub swim race© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The event bills itself as the largest ocean water swim in the world, attracting about 5000 competitors and 15,000 spectators 'Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the competitor. We ask media to respect the family's privacy at this stage and no further comment will be made from the Lorne SLSC.'

The event bills itself as the largest ocean water swim in the world, attracting about 5000 competitors and 15,000 spectators.

The race starts at Lorne Pier and finishes on the foreshore in front of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club house.

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