High school player dies dur­ing work­out

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Of­fi­cials say an in­com­ing high school fresh­man died af­ter los­ing con­scious­ness dur­ing a foot­ball work­out in Michi­gan.

Grand Ledge Public Schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Brian Met­calf says in a state­ment that Ever­son Guild died Mon­day af­ter los­ing con­scious­ness in the Grand Ledge High School weight room. Coaches and school staff used an au­to­matic ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tor in an at­tempt to save him.

Met­calf says the boy, whose age hasn’t been re­leased, was par­tic­i­pat­ing in a “vol­un­tary, rou­tine foot­ball work­out.” The cause of death is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Foot­ball coach Matt Bird says Ever­son had just fin­ished a lift when fel­low stu­dents no­ticed some­thing was wrong.

Coun­selling has been made avail­able to stu­dents in Grand Ledge, near Lans­ing. Met­calf says: “Words can­not be­gin to ex­press our sor­row over the loss of this young man.”

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