A male contestant on the obstacle course game show Wipeout has died after completing a course on the show...
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The contestant, who has not been named, went into cardiac arrest after finishing the course and was treated on set by emergency professionals. Paramedics were then called in and the contestant was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Sources close to the production confirm that all contestants on the show are expected to complete medical exams before being cleared to participate, and other safety precautions on the show include having on-site paramedics, doctors, and a safety producer.



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13 Comments
Oh wow!! That’s terrible. Prayers for his family I can’t imagine losing someone like that
Reply5 days
That’s why I always liked Double Dare. 15 years and not a single proven fatality.
Reply5 days
Didn't realize this show still existed.. RIP regardless
Reply5 days
Was the "completed course" the first (daylight) run, or the final three contestants night time run?
Reply6 days
I actually loved this show, they would beat the shite out of the contestants. And was glad to hear they were bringing it back, hopefully this doesn't rain on the shows parade. John and John were good as hosts.
Reply6 days
This happened in 2009 as well.
Reply6 days
At least he completed it before he was wiped out.
Reply6 days
On my 2020 Dead Pool list, I had “Wipeout Contestant.” Do I get credit or did I have to use his full name?
Reply6 days
It died with the gentleman who died, sorry for playing.
Reply6 days
So, even if you complete the course, they give you a heart attack to prevent you from acquiring the prizes... Great strategy!
Reply6 days
Honestly didn’t know wipeout was back but always liked that show
Reply6 days
It’s gone now
6 days
are marathons gone too? Because multiple people die every year running marathons.
5 days
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