29MAR

[PIETERMARITZBURG] School boy dies after collapsing during rugby practice

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A 16-year-old boy has died after collapsing on a sports field in Scottsville in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.

At the time of their arrival, ER24 paramedics found the boy on the field where it is believed he collapsed during rugby practice.

CPR had to be performed and the patient was placed on a ventilator before being transported to Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg.

Doctors continued resuscitating the patient at the hospital, but unfortunately nothing could be done for the teenager and the patient was declared dead just before 18h00 this evening.

Local authorities will be investigating this matter further.

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