Contestant Dies After Completing ‘Wipeout’ Obstacle Course

The reality competition show has contestants navigate an extreme obstacle course featuring giant balls and pitfalls that often result in spectacular crashes.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contestant on “Wipeout” has died after completing the game show’s obstacle course, authorities and sources close to the production said Friday. The man in his 30s was declared dead at a hospital shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. The cause of death has not been released, and the man’s name was being withheld until relatives could be notified. The reality competition show, in…

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