Catalin Stefanescu dead – Mystery as bodybuilding champ, 30, drowns in shallow lake on fishing trip with pal | The Sun

BODYBUILDING champion Catalin Stefanescu has mysteriously died after he drowned in a shallow lake during a fishing trip.

The 30-year-old athlete's body was found in a 3ft deep in the village of Lazuri in Romania's Dambovita County on Sunday.

The bodybuilder had been fishing with a friend, who had left for a moment and came back to find his pal unconscious in the water.

An ambulance rushed to the area but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are now working to determine what caused the 30-year-old to drown.

One line of investigation is that he may have had a sudden illness.

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Representatives from the Dambovita County Police said in a statement: "The police were notified by the administrator of a lake about a deceased person.

"Upon arrival at the scene, the police found that a 30-year-old man, while fishing on a lake in Lazuri, had been found drowned.

"Investigations are underway to establish precisely all the circumstances of the event."

Stefanescu was a member of the national team for the 2020 Balkan Championship, according to local media,

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He represented Romania in the Classic Bodybuilding over 180 cm category.

At the National Fitness and Bodybuilding Championship, he placed first in the Classic Bodybuilding 80 kg weight category.

At the time of his passing, he was working as a fitness trainer in his home city of Targoviste.

He leaves behind a wife and a daughter.

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