SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A student-athlete with the Windsor Forest High School Junior Varsity team has died, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School (SCCPSS) announced Tuesday.
Officials said the student, now identified as 15-year-old Keshaun Allen, suffered a medical emergency on the sideline of a game Monday night.
According to SCCPSS, the teen had played earlier in the game but had been rotated out of the lineup and was watching from the sideline when the incident occurred.
Trainers and EMS staff on-site began immediate life-saving measures using CPR and an AED.
Those efforts continued during transport to the hospital for further medical attention. Officials say he was pronounced dead shortly after reaching Memorial Children’s Hospital.
An autopsy has now been scheduled, said Coroner David Campbell.
Counselors and school social workers will be at Windsor Forest High School on Tuesday to counsel any student or staff member seeking to speak with someone.
According to SCCPSS, Windsor Forest will not play its game against Brantley County on Friday. The game will be considered a “no contest” rather than a forfeit.