Teen col­lapses at foot­ball prac­tice

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE - — Joseph Serna

A 16-year-old foot­ball player at Damien High School in La Verne col­lapsed on the field Mon­day morn­ing and re­mains hos­pi­tal­ized in se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

The boy was found un­con­scious and not breath­ing on the field af­ter prac­tice drills about 6:10 a.m., said La Verne Fire Depart­ment Capt. Dave Ben­son.

Coaches were giv­ing the boy CPR when paramedics ar­rived, Ben­son said.

Paramedics re­stored the boy’s pulse and blood pres­sure, and he was breath­ing on his own when he ar­rived at the hos­pi­tal, Ben­son said.

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