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Football player, 14, dies after practice collapse

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POSTED August 8, 2013 9:19 p.m.

ANAHEIM  (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old football player has died after collapsing during a practice at his high school in Anaheim.

Police Sgt. Bob Dunn tells said on Thursday that Mitchell Cook collapsed while his freshman football team was warming up at the preseason practice at Canyon High School.

Coaches from different teams and the school's athletic trainer performed CPR until paramedics arrived, and after being taken to two different hospitals, Cook was pronounced dead Wednesday night.

 

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