Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 26, 2013

N. Ind. teen dies after football practice collapse


The Associated Press

LaPorte —

Authorities say a northern Indiana high school player has died after collapsing during practice.
 
LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says 17-year-old Jake West suffered apparent cardiac arrest Wednesday evening at LaPorte High School's football field.
 
Sullivan tells WNDU-TV that bystanders and coaches performed CPR on West and emergency workers shocked him with a defibrillator before taking him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 
West was a junior and played linebacker for the 1,900-student school about 25 miles west of South Bend.
 
Sullivan says an autopsy is planned to confirm what caused West's death.