Boy dies while playing basketball

March 11, 2009 10:26:19 PM PDT
A boy on the eve of his 14th birthday collapsed and died while playing basketball. It happened at JHS 210 in Ozone Park at 3:20 this afternoon.

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According to officials, the boy went into cardiac arrest on the basketball court. Someone at the school started CPR until paramedics arrived.

The boy was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A crisis team will be available for students at the school tomorrow.

The boy's name was not released.


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