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'Wipeout' contestant dies after competing in obstacle course

November 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A man competing on the television competition show "Wipeout" died earlier this week after completing an obstacle course while filming the series, sources close to the production told CNN.

(CNN)A man competing on the television competition show "Wipeout" died earlier this week after completing an obstacle course while filming the series, sources close to the production told CNN.

Following the incident on Wednesday, the contestant was attended to by on-site emergency medical personnel and later died, the sources said.

"Wipeout" contestants must undergo medical examinations in advance of participating, according to the sources, who added participants this season were also tested for Covid-19 prior to filming.

A spokesperson for TBS, which airs "Wipeout," told CNN in a statement: "We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. "

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