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Probe launched into Fran Crippen death

Updated: October 27, 2010, 11:47 AM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Swimming says it will open its own investigation into the death of open-water swimmer Fran Crippen at a World Cup event in the United Arab Emirates.

The governing body of swimming in the United States said Monday it will examine exactly what happened to Crippen, why it happened and what can be learned to prevent such a death from happening again.

USA Swimming says its investigation will be conducted independently of FINA, the sport's world governing ...

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