Death of Wipeout contestant

A contestant on US game show Wipeout died this week after going into cardiac arrest following the completion of an obstacle course, spokespeople from Pay TV channel TBS and production company Endemol Shine North America have confirmed.

Media reports claim the contestant had completed the course, but required medical attention after leaving the course. He was then attended to by on-site emergency professionals, after which paramedics were called to the set, and the contestant was transported to a local hospital.

A spokesperson for TBS told Variety, “We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.”

“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” said a representative from Endemol Shine North America.

All contestants undergo medical exams before they are cleared to participate.

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