STARKE, Fla. - A 14-year-old high school football player died in northeast Florida after collapsing during a practice being held at his team's football camp.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office reports that William Shogran Jr. was a home-school student who played for his local team at Sebastian River High School on the central Florida coast. Officials did not release his name.
The team was at Camp Blanding conducting its start-of-the-season camp when the boy fell ill.
In a 911 recording, a coach reported that a player needed medical assistance for a "heat injury" and that he had vomited and was conscious. He said staff members were trying to cool the boy down with water.
"It's really just an open death investigation. Until we get more information from the parents about his medical history, and of course from the ME who be conducting an autopsy," said Mary Justino with the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
Shogran was taken to Shands Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
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