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12 to 15 injuries reported Saturday, fewer Sunday at Tough Mudder

April 22, 2013

GLENGARY, W.Va. — About 12 to 15 people were reported injured at the Tough Mudder competition Saturday, a Berkeley County 911 supervisor said Sunday night.

The supervisor said two people were feared drowned, but they were resuscitated.

The supervisor said she did not believe there were as many injuries at the event on Sunday.

The course ran over about 500 acres of the 2,300 acres at the Peacemaker National Training Center that Tough Mudder officials rented for the event.

Each of the 22 obstacles had its own identity and names such as Mud Mile No. 1, Trench Warfare, Berlin Walls, Funky Monkey and, at the finish line, Electroshock Therapy.

One person was seriously injured at about 1 p.m. Saturday at one of the course’s obstacles, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

The participant was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., and the sheriff’s department examined the obstacle and surrounding site, according to the release.

Sheriff’s department officials said Saturday they conducted interviews, but the incident was being treated as an accident.

Additional information about that person’s condition was not available Sunday night.

— Dave McMillion

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