Teen dies during basketball tryout

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - A 15-year old boy collapsed and died Monday while trying out for a school basketball team in Franklin County.

According to a Franklin County Schools spokesperson, Waseeq Shahid, a freshman at Western Hills High School, went down while doing sprints around 4:05 p.m. Shahid collapsed in front of the coaches, who performed CPR until a Frankfort Fire and EMS crew arrived about four minutes later.

Shahid was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Franklin County School officials say Shahid had a physical last week and passed. The school is conducting an investigating and will have crisis counselors available to students Tuesday.

Shahid will be buried Tuesday in Elizabethtown.

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