We learned the cause of death for the ‘Wipeout’ contestant who fell shortly after completing the obstacle course, and this underscores the hidden dangers of extreme sports game shows.
Contestant, 38 years old Michael paredes, Died of a heart attack that was brought on by coronary artery disease … according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.
The autopsy report obtained by TMZ, notes Paredes was running an obstacle course built on a body of water when he fell into the depths. He swam to the water’s edge, but was unable to get himself out, and when he was eventually ejected was placed in a wheelchair.
The parens leaned sideways in a wheelchair and went into cardiopulmonary arrest. The report stated that he was revived before being hospitalized.
The Contestant died Approximately 24 hours after hospitalization. The autopsy reveals extensive obstruction of his coronary arteries. The right coronary artery had up to 90% stenosis – narrowing or restriction – and also had problems with other coronary arteries. An acute case of pneumonia has also been noted as a secondary factor.
When we retracted the story in November, production sources forbade us to give medical examinations to ‘Wipeout’ contestants before participating … and Autopsy Note Paredes had no medical history.
It is scary to think … The man may have been walking around with no clue. He had severe coronary artery disease … Some doctors say it is all too common.