Latest Sudden Cardiac Death Cases / News

Undetected heart disorders contribute to a disturbing number of sudden cardiac deaths in youth ages 5-21 in the United States each year.

Due to the absence of a National Sudden Cardiac Death Register, the Savino Foundation tracks stories from reputable news sources by conducting daily on-line searches. Sadly, the numbers have considerably increased since the year 2000. It is estimated that an SCD case in a young person occurs every three days within the US.

These cases occur while students are in class, during physical education, practice sessions and games for sports such as football, soccer, track, basketball and baseball, to name a few.

Here are some of the latest news stories found:

Age - Louisiana - Amite High football player collapses, dies after Tuesday evening practice - 06/19/19

Age 14 - Florida - Florida School District Suspends Summer Football Practice after 14-year old dies - 06/12/19

Age 17 - Georgia - Community Mourns Student Death - 06/10/19

Age 21 - South Carolina - College Baseball Player Collapses During Practice, , Later Dies - 04/02/19

Age 15 - Virginia - Student Collapsed During Gym Class - 03/13/19

Age 16 - Missouri - East St. Louis High School Athlete Dies After Collapsing During Training - 03/08/19

Age 11 - Ohio - Boy Collapsed, Died While Playing Basketball - 01/29/19

Age 17 - West Virginia - Teen Collapses, Dies During Football Workout - 01/18/19

Age 15 - Georgia - High School Student Collapses, Dies During Varsity Basketball Match - 01/11/19

Age 16 - New York - High School Student Dies after Collapsing at Basketball Practice - 12/26/18

Age 16 - Illinois - Student Athlete Collapses, Dies Playing Basketball - 11/04/18

Age 17 - North Carolina - Union Pines student dies after sudden collapse - 09/22/18

Age 17 - Texas - Robert E. Lee High School Girls Basketball player dies after fainting at practice - 09/18/18

Age 17 - Florida - Sebastian River High senior died Saturday after basketball event - 09/18/18

Age 18 - Iowa - Teen Collapses, Dies while at School - 09/10/18

Age 25 - West Virginia - Bluefield State College athlete dies suddenly during pickup basketball game - 08/28/18

Age 16 - Mississippi - Bahalia High School Football Player Collapsed during Game, then Dies - 08/24/18

Age 13 - Texas - Teen Football Player Dies after Practice - 08/24/18

Age 19 - Kansas - College Football Player Dies after Practice - 08/01/18

Age 16 - Washington - Federal Way High School Student Dies After Summer Conditioning Football Workout - 07/24/18

Age 18 - Maine - University of Maine Student Dies During Pre-Season Football Workout - 07/24/18

Age 17 - New York - High School Student Dies During Marching Band Practice - 07/16/18

Age 15 - Ohio - Southern Ohio Teen Dies After Collapsing on Lacrosse Field - 06/09/18

Age 17 - Virginia - Charlotte High School Basketball Player Collapses & Dies During Game - 05/26/18

Age 12 - Illinois - Boy Dies After Passing out in Middle-School Classroom - 05/11/18

Age 15 - Ohio - Erie County High School Student Dies After Basketball Practice - 05/10/18

Age 14 - New Jersey - High School Student Dies After Collapsing During Gym - 05/08/18

Age 16 - Arizona - High School Football Player Dies Afer Collapsing on Field - 10/22/17

Age 14 - Florida - Student Collapses and Dies During Physical Education Class - 11/30/17

Age 21 - Ohio - Kent State Student Dies After Collapsing on Basketball Court - 12/06/18

Age 13 - Florida - Student Collapses in School Gym & Dies of Enlarged Heart - 12/05/17

Age 15 - Florida - High School Student Dies During Soccer Game - 12/22/17

Age 18 - Ohio - Student Collapsed and Died During Band Rehearsal - 03/05/18

Age 12 - California - Sixth Grade Student Dies After Collapsing during Physical Education Class - 03/08/18

Age 14 - Kansas - Eighth Grader Dies after Collapsing During Gym Class - 03/08/18

Age 8 - West Virginia - Boy Dies at Soccer Practice - 05/03/2018

Age 16 - CA - High School Track Athlete Dies Suddenly After Collapsing - 03/17/15

Age 17 - Georgia - Josey High School Student's Fatal Collapse - 10/13/14

Age 13 - Illinois - Boy dies after collapsing during basketball game in Plainfield - 2/6/15

Age 13 - Michigan - Frankenmuth Community Mourns Loss of 13 Year Old Middle School Student - 2/2/15

Age 13 - Delano Eight Grade Boy Collapses, Dies During Gym Class - 1/27/15

Age 13 - California - Boy Dies After Collapsing in Gym Class - 1/26/15

Age 18 - Massachusetts - Barnstable Man Dies While Playing Basketball - 12/30/14

Age 15 - Rhode Island - Boy Dies After Collapsing at Rogers High Basketball Practice - 12/30/14

Age 18 - Georgia - Lassiter Student Dies After Collapsing in Class - 12/18/14

Age 16 - Oregon - Lincoln City Student Collapses, Later Dies During Physical Education Class - 12/16/14

Age 13 - Texas - Port Arthur Student Collapses in School Halls, Later Died - 11/06/14

Age 12 - Alabama-Student Collapsed at Church Event, Later Died - 11/05/14

Age 17-Georgia_Josey High School Student Collapsed & Died During Pick-up Basketball Game -10/13/14

Age 7-California-Student Dies After Collapsing in Classroom - 10/02/14

Age 17-NorthCarolina-High School Football Player Dies after Collapsing - 9/26/14

Age 12 - New Jersey - Salem Football Player Collapses, Dies during Practice - 9/23/14

Age 15 - Florida-Krop Senior High Student Collapses in PE Class, Later Dies - 9/21/14

Age 17-Michigan-High School Student Reportedly Dies after Collapsing - 9/10/14

Age 16-New York-Curtis High School Football Player Dies after Collapsing at Practice - 9/01/14

Age 16-California-Calexico Student Dies at School of Apparent Cardiac Arrest - 8/29/14

Age 13-Alabama-Pell City Eight Grader Collapses in Class; Died of Heart Problem - 8/28/14

Age 18-Maryland-Morgan State University Athlete Dies after Collapsing - 8/24/14

Age 18-North Carolina-Belmont Abbey Soccer Player Dies After Collapse - 8/22/14

Age 14-South Carolina-High School Student Collapses on Track, Dies - 8/20/14

Age 13-Illinois-Boy Collapses, Dies at Basketball Practice - 8/20/14

Age 14-Florida_Boy Dies at High School Football Camp - 8/13/14

Age 16-Pennsylvania-Burrell High Football Player Collapses, Dies at First Practice - 8/06/14

Age 20-Colorado-Woman Collapses During Half-Marathon, Then Dies - 7/23/14

Age 22-Minnesota-WSU Football Player Dies During Workout - 7/21/14

Age 17-California-High School Tennis Player Dies 8 Days after Collapse on Run - 7/16/14

Age 15-West Virginia-Healthy Teen Athlete Dies Suddenly - 5/24/14

Age 7 - Heart Defect Cited in Philly School Boy's Death - 5/21/14

Age 14 - Mount Laurel, NJ student collapses, dies during physical education class - 5/21/14

Age 13 - Student Collapses, Dies after Physical Education Class - 5/14/14

Age 16-Teen Collapsed during Basketball Game, Died 3 Days Later - 5/09/14

Age 13 - Student Collapsed during PE Class - 5/09/14

Age 16-Teen Basketball Player Collapsed, Died During Tournament - 5/03/14

Age 10-South Carolina-Boy Died at Baseball Practice had Enlarged Heart - 5/01/14

Age 17 - Illinois - Marist High School Student Dies after Collapsing at Senior Overnight Event - 4/25/14

Age 14 - Connecticut - Teen Collapses, Dies at YWCA - 3/24/14

Age 16 - Virginia - Student Collapses During Half-Marathon - 3/18/14

Age 16- Virginia-Teen Dies after Shamrock Half-Marathon - 3/17/14

Age 16-Teen Collapsed and Died During School Field Trip - 2/28/14

Age 14 - Middle School Student Collapses, Dies Following Basketball Game - 2/18/14

Age 14 - Student Collapses During Track Tryouts, Later Dies - 2/17/14

Age 14 - Student Collapses on Campus, Dies After Running Laps - 2/17/14

Age 12 - Tennessee - Myrtle Student Dies From Cardiac Arrest - 2/07/14

Age 21-California-Defensive End Dies After Collapsing During Workout - 2/07/14

Age 16-Teen Athlete Dies During Track/Field Practice - 2/04/14

Age 15 - Student Collapses, Dies During Basketball Game - 1/30/14

Age 12 - Texas - Student Dies After Collapse at Middle School - 1/29/14

Age 15 - Student Collapses, Dies During Cheerleading Practice - 1/23/14

Age 17 - Student Collapses, Dies Following Basketball Game at School - 1/22/14

Age 12 - California - Seemingly Healthy Athlete Dies Playing Soccer - 1/20/14

Age 15 - Godby Student Collapses, Dies During Track Practice - 1/14/14


Please contact the Savino Foundation savinofoundation@aol.com if you locate a recent news story involving the sudden death of a student. Be sure to include the link to the news story in your e-mail.

A group of parents from across the United States, who have all lost children to sudden cardiac arrest, have formed a group called Parent Heart Watch. This group is trying to prevent this from happening by providing awareness, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in all schools, and better cardiac screenings for sports physicals. The Savino Foundation is a member of Parent Heart Watch. For information go to http://www.parentheartwatch.org.