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Friday, August 17, 2012

Andrew Naylor Dies while competing in Iron Man Championship in New York

A highly-decorated British police chief working in Hong Kong has died while competing in a U.S. Iron Man Championship in New York.

Andrew Naylor, 43, was pulled from the Hudson River midway through the two-and-a-half mile swim section of the race on Saturday.

Mr Naylor, originally from the parish of Aughton in West Lancashire, was competing in the 140.6-mile event - the first time it had been held in New York.

The week before competing, Naylor and a friend won the longest leg of the Teva Kayak 'n' Run series in Sai Kung, Hong Kong.

The death of the keen endurance athlete has stunned his colleagues at the Hong Kong Police Force, where he had worked his way to the top rank of Superintendent.

As a highly decorated officer within the Criminal Intelligence Bureau, he was awarded the Student of Merit award for his 'outstanding performance'. Read More