Ga. teen collapses during basketball game, dies - FOX 35 News Orlando

Ga. teen collapses during basketball game, dies

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The Muscogee County coroner says a 15-year-old boy who collapsed during a pickup basketball game has died.

Coroner Buddy Bryan says 15-year-old Antwon Whitehead collapsed during a game at Carver High School in Columbus Saturday and later died.

Witnesses have said Whitehead sat down on a bench after making a shot and fell over when his body went stiff. He was pronounced dead at the Columbus Regional Medical Center.

Bryan told WTVM that Whitehead likely died of cardiac arrest. Bryan told the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus that enlarged hearts run in the teen's family, and an autopsy would be conducted in Atlanta.

Basketball coach Warren Beaulah says the teen was expected to play as a forward on the team this year.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • 'Final Flame' speaks out about upcoming James Brown movie

    'Final Flame' speaks out about upcoming James Brown movie

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:16:37 GMT
    He wowed crowds alongside James Brown, and now Nafloyd Scott wants to make sure his story is heard, as a new movie about the legend gets ready to hit the big screen.
    He wowed crowds alongside James Brown, and now Nafloyd Scott wants to make sure his story is heard, as a new movie about the legend gets ready to hit the big screen.
  • Officer involved accident causes delays on GA 400

    Officer involved accident causes delays on GA 400

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:13:16 GMT
    An officer involved accident caused major delays on Georgia 400 Wednesday afternoon in Sandy Springs.
    An officer involved accident caused major delays on Georgia 400 Wednesday afternoon in Sandy Springs.
  • Man armed with sword attacks officer

    Man armed with sword attacks officer

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:17:53 GMT
    Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened early Wednesday afternoon.
    Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened early Wednesday afternoon.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices