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June 11, 2013
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Ian Rolls, 35, in green, pushes off from the starting line of the Texas Water Safari at Spring Lake in San Marcos on Saturday morning. Last year was Rolls' first appearance in the race, but his attempt was cut short just south of Gonzales when his paddling partner, 30-year-old Brad Ellis, died suddenly from low blood salt levels as a result of drinking an excessive amount of water. Ellis was the first fatality in the race's history.

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