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UPDATE: 18-Year-Old High School Basketball Player Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest During Game


18-year-old Cartier Woods suffered cardiac arrest during a basketball game in Detroit, Michigan, on January 31st.

Woods reportedly told his coach he was ‘feeling dizzy’ and collapsed on the court.

He was given CPR until medical personnel arrived.

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Woods reportedly passed away Monday, according to a relative.

FOX 2 reported:

The Detroit Northwestern senior who suffered cardiac arrest playing basketball, has died.

Cartier Woods died Monday according to a relative. The 18-year-old had been on life support at Henry Ford Hospital since Jan. 31, when he collapsed on the court.

Cartier's family recently held a vigil for him, where a large group of loved ones and friends offered prayers of hope for him.

Once he collapsed, someone administered CPR while paramedics used an Automated External Defibrillator on him and rushed him to the hospital.

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An athlete for years, Cartier was always healthy and strong - making his cardiac incident even harder to understand.

Shantell Woods, his cousin, told FOX 2 that "he was very healthy - he loved basketball."

"He was very amenable, respectful. We're just asking for prayer - we need it."

"It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we share that Cartier Woods has passed. His aunt made the decision to remove him from life support after vital signs continued to be absent," the Detroit Public Schools Community District said in a statement.

"The DPSCD community is heartbroken by this sudden and untimely loss."



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