comscore 9-year-old who died after football practice had heart defect | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

9-year-old who died after football practice had heart defect

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

POMEROY, Ohio » A coroner says a 9-year-old Ohio boy who collapsed at a youth football practice died as the result of a heart defect.

The Meigs County sheriff’s office says Wyatt Barber’s death resulted from an abnormal left main coronary artery in his heart. He had no other injuries.

A coach found the third-grader unconscious on the ground and not breathing Monday after players took a break from running sprints during a practice at a high school football field in southeastern Ohio. The practice was a walk-through and not a contact session.

Coaches performed CPR on Wyatt until medics arrived at the school in Olive Township, a rural community about 100 miles southeast of Columbus. Wyatt was taken to a hospital, where he died Monday night.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up