16-year-old W. Tennessee boy collapses, dies during sports camp

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A West Tennessee high school athlete collapsed while participating in a basketball camp and later died.

Fayette County Schools Superintendent Myles Wilson said 16-year-old Anferee Lewis of Fayette-Ware High School in Somerville collapsed during the team camp Tuesday at South Side High School.

Officials said Lewis was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

South Side athletic director Len Jeffries said Lewis had just been substituted into a game and ran up and down the court a couple of times, then collapsed.

Jeffries said the youth had not had any contact with any other player.

Lewis' mother, Michelle Chearis, told The Jackson Sun the athlete had a seizure last year, but doctors found nothing medically wrong with him.

An autopsy is being conducted.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by ams Location: e tn on Jun 6, 2008 at 03:51 PM
    sad :( hope it wasn't heat related! sometimes they don't drink enough water.
  • by granny Location: KNOX on Jun 5, 2008 at 06:26 PM
    SUCH A SAD STORY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY

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