by: John Bachman Updated:
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County widow is looking for answers after her seemingly healthy 43-year-old husband died this weekend at Jekyll Island during a triathlon.
"We were each other's best
Lisa and Chris Petty got married about
"He was the most athletic and healthy person I have met," Lisa said.
The Pettys were both racing in the Turtle Crawl Triathlon at Jekyll Island Saturday. Lisa was on her bike when a neighbor told her to
"I had no idea that my husband was drowning and dying," Lisa said.
Chris died during the swim portion of the race.
"They kept postponing the race," Lisa said.
Petty said the water was choppy and rough.
"I can't imagine the fear going through my husband's mind just before his
Tropical storm Alberto was churning off shore. Bachman talked with racer Andra
Syms said the lifeguard got
"My husband died prematurely, but if his death saves somebody else because they put safety precautions in these races, I know my husband would feel proud," Lisa
Bachman sent an email to Setup Events, a big triathlon event producer out of South
The race was a USA
They sent Bachman an email stating they will get a report from Setup Events and make sure all requirements were met.