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‘Wipeout’ contestant dead after completing obstacle course

A contestant on the TBS reboot of “Wipeout” has died after completing the show’s obstacle course.

A male contestant needed help and was tended to by on-set emergency personnel after tackling the course Wednesday, according to TMZ. The participant reportedly experienced chest pains before noon and medics used a defibrillator on him.

He was transported by paramedics to the hospital, where he later died.

Contestants undergo medical exams ahead of filming, and the show, which has yet to air on the network, has two on-site paramedics, as well as a safety producer and paramedic coordinator.

“We are devastated to have learned of his passing, and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family,” a TBS spokesperson told The Post in a statement.

The revival will be co-hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Camille Kostek — also known as Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend — as well as pro wrestler and actor John Cena and comedian Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”). The series, which originally aired on ABC from 2008 to 2014, features athletic competitors navigating a number of obstacles on a course.

The show is distributed by Endemol Shine North America, which told TMZ, “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family, and our thoughts are with them at this time.”

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