• Georgia high school basketball player dies after training in extreme heat, sources say

    By: Kristen Holloway, WSB-TV

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    JONESBORO, Ga. -

    A 16-year-old high school basketball player in Georgia has died after participating in training Tuesday during extreme heat, sources tell WSB-TV.

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    Sources said the Elite Scholars Academy student was running outdoors uphill when she was overcome by heat, WSB-TV reported.


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    Clayton County EMS confirmed that they found the teen unresponsive inside the school around 5:52 p.m.

    Officials said she stopped breathing and her heart stopped in the ambulance. She later died at Southern Regional Medical Center.

    "We are so sorry for her family's loss and the pain each one of her classmates are feeling," officials said in a statement. 

    Clayton County Schools confirmed the death of the student late Tuesday night:

    "We are very saddened by the loss of one of our students this evening. The school district is here to support the family of the student and all school staff and student body," officials with the district said in a statement.

    The district said grief counselors and a crisis team are at the school to provide support Wednesday.


     

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