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UPDATE: High school wrestler dies in practice

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | 2:34 p.m. CST; updated 9:32 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HAZELWOOD — The St. Louis County medical examiner is investigating the death of a high school wrestler who collapsed during practice.

The incident happened Monday afternoon at Hazelwood West High School. The victim is identified as 15-year-old Jamel Brown.

Hazelwood School District spokeswoman Nez Savala says the student was running when he collapsed. An ambulance arrived and took him to DePaul Hospital, where he died.

Extra counselors were at the school on Tuesday to help classmates cope with the death.

 

 


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