Summer Conditioning Halted After Sudden Player Death

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Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools have reportedly halted all summer athletic activities after the sudden death of an incoming freshman who was participating in conditioning drills with the football team.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 14-year-old Hezekiah B. Walters collapsed on the football field of Middleton (Fla.) High School after working out with the football team for about 30 to 40 minutes. The district told the Times that coaches immediately called 911, and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Walters was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police said that the team workout included weight lifting and sprints, and included water breaks.

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