The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

September 8, 2013

Child collapses, dies during football game

By J. Daniel Rollins
Register-Herald Reporter

— Just moments before the start of the second half of Friday night’s football game between Wyoming East and the visiting Westside Renegades, a child collapsed just below the bleachers closest to the fieldhouse.

After several moments of trying to revive the child, he was transported to a Beckley hospital where he was pronounced dead, as was confirmed by Wyoming County Superintendent of Schools Frank Blackwell.