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Former Beach Volleyball Olympian Commits Suicide at 46

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Officials say Mike Whitmarsh, a 1996 Olympic
silver medalist in beach volleyball, killed himself through carbon
monoxide poisoning in the garage of a friend's Solana Beach home.
He was 46.
His body was found Tuesday.
The San Diego County medical examiner's office says an autopsy
shows Whitmarsh committed suicide with carbon monoxide from car
Whitmarsh teamed with Mike Dodd to take the silver medal in the
inaugural beach volleyball competition at the Atlanta Olympics. The
team lost to Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes in an all-U.S. final.
Whitmarsh also played basketball at the University of San Diego,
leading the Toreros to their first NCAA tournament appearance in
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