Family of Woman Who Died Last Fall Sue Race Organizers After She Fell in Ocean During Race Four Years Ago
According to the lawsuit, roughly an hour after the start of the event's 5 km race the woman stopped running and began to vomit. The woman entered a parking lot adjacent to the course along the Yaizu waterfront and fell into the ocean while taking a break. People nearby saw her in the water, but when they tried to help her they found her heart had already stopped. The woman never regained consciousness and passed away last October.
The lawsuit claimed, "Security staff were stationed in the area but neglected to carry out their duty to protect participants. The procedures for medical staff to provide emergency treatment were also non-functional." A spokesperson for the organizers stated, "We are currently consulting our attorneys and thus cannot comment."
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