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    Seventh-grader who died after football practice had heart condition, says coroner

    Aug 31, 2019
    PHOTO: AP

    SARANAC, Michigan — Officials say a western Michigan boy who died after collapsing during football practice had a heart condition.

    Dr. David Start of the Kent County Medical Examiner's Office tells WOOD-TV on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that Skylar Lasby suffered sudden cardiac death caused by an abnormal heartbeat. The Saranac Community Schools 7th-grader collapsed on Wednesday evening during a non-contact drill and died hours later at a hospital.

    Start says the investigation continues but there were no signs of trauma or infection.

    An obituary posted online by Lake Funeral Homes says 12-year-old Skylar enjoyed football, fishing and camping, and was an avid fan of the University of Michigan. He is survived by his parents and several siblings.

    The schools' Facebook page says a funeral is planned Wednesday at Saranac Junior/Senior High School.

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