Barry Mogk, 43, of Normal was competing in a swimming event Saturday at the Aquatics Center at Normal West High School when he suffered a medical emergency, the McLean County Coroner said. Mogk was transported to Advocate Bromenn Hospital in Normal but could not be resuscitated, the Special Olympics Illinois said.
A preliminary autopsy found that Mogk died from a fatal cardiac arrhythmia, the coroner said.
In a statement released by the coroner, Mogk's mother said, "Barry enjoyed his life and was loved by all," and was looking forward to competing in the Special Olympics.
A Special Olympics Illinois athlete suffered a medical emergency during a State Summer Games swimming (cont) https://t.co/4GS141YTJF— SPECIAL OLYMPICS IL (@SO_Illinois) June 10, 2017