Florida teenager dead after collapsing at basketball tryout

Posted at 10:01 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 10:01:21-05

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida middle school student trying out for a basketball team collapsed in a gym and was later pronounced dead.

The St. Augustine Record reports the girl collapsed Tuesday during the afterschool event. Paramedics brought her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities didn't release the student's name or age, but said she was a teenager.

Murray Middle School Principal Tom Schwarm said grief counselors and school district staff will be available for students Wednesday.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's office said a medical coroner will determine the cause of death.