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Indiana Teen Dies After Football Practice Collapse

Updated: Thursday, September 26 2013, 03:48 PM EDT
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities say a northern Indiana high school player has died after collapsing during practice.
   
LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says 17-year-old Jake West suffered apparent cardiac arrest Wednesday evening at LaPorte High School's football field.
   
Sullivan tells WNDU-TV that bystanders and coaches performed CPR on West and emergency workers shocked him with a defibrillator before taking him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
   
West was a junior and played linebacker for the 1,900-student school about 25 miles west of South Bend.
   
Sullivan says an autopsy is planned to confirm what caused West's death.Indiana Teen Dies After Football Practice Collapse


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