High School Basketball Player Dies After Suffering Massive Heart Attack During Game

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Cartier Woods, an 18-year-old senior at Northwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan, suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed during a Jan. 31 basketball game and died Monday after being placed on life support.

Woods suffered the cardiac event just a few minutes into the contest, shortly after he told head coach George Tyson he was “feeling dizzy.” Tyson was unable to react quickly enough before Woods collapsed on the court, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The coach immediately started to perform CPR on Woods, with first responders arriving at the scene 10 minutes later.

When Woods reached the hospital, doctors restored his heart to a normal rhythm, and he remained on life support until he died Monday.

Cartier Woods’ cousin said he was “very healthy” and that she was stunned by his heart attack, according to Fox 2.

An official statement was released by the Detroit Public Schools Community District:

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we share that Cartier Woods has passed,” a statement from the Detroit Public Schools Community District read. “His aunt decided to remove him from life support after vital signs continued to be absent. The DPSCD community is heartbroken by this sudden and untimely loss. We deeply thank everyone who has provided their prayers and well wishes. When the information regarding arrangements become available it will be shared.” (RELATED: Trouble In Paradise? LeBron’s Teammate Anthony Davis Appears To Not Care At All About Him Breaking The Scoring Record)

The Woods has launched a GoFundMe to help with expenses.