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La Porte HS Football Player Collapses, Dies

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La Porte County Coroners officials say a La Porte High School football player collapsed during practice at Kiwanis Field Wednesday, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital early Wednesday evening. Multiple reports this morning are saying 17-year-old Jake West, a linebacker on the La Porte team, suffered cardiac arrest. Bystanders and coaches were said to have performed CPR and responders used a defibrillator. He was rushed to IU Health La Porte Hospital where he died. LaPorte is scheduled to play at Merrillville Friday night.


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