HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office has released a preliminary report on the death of a 14 year old who collapsed during conditioning drills on Wednesday.
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The report indicated Hezekiah Walters's body temperature was 102 degrees when he arrived in the emergency room Wednesday.
Earlier, Walters had been running sprints and doing "ladder drills" on a high school football field when he started to throw up and had a seizure.
At that point, he'd been working out for about 20 minutes and had one water break.
The report said bystanders called 911 and started CPR. When Tampa Fire Rescue crews arrived, Walters was in cardiac arrest.
Paramedics used a defibrillator and epinephrine and rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The report said Walters had no known issues in his medical history other than allergies, and he might have been taking B-6 and B-12 vitamins for that.
It also says there was no trauma prior to him collapsing.
The report does not put forth a cause of death. Officials said that remains "under investigation."
The Medical Examiner's Office said a full report can take up to 18 weeks to complete.
A Walters family friend has set up a GoFundme account to help the family pay for funeral expenses.
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