isn't even in session yet and already Canyon High School in Anaheim is dealing
with a tragedy.
Mitchell Cook, an incoming freshman, suddenly collapsed Wednesday during
football practice and later died at the hospital.
"He collapsed and
the coaches immediately go the trainer over there and immediately called 911,"
said Tommy Crammer, one of Mitchell's teammates.
School staff gave Mitchell CPR and paramedics
got there quickly, but they couldn't save him.
"I was just so shocked that it happened. He was
so young and that's just not supposed to happen," said Kyle Dubau, another
In these photos
that now decorate a school fence, you can see Mitchell with friends having
fun. Now, those friends and his team
mates are left wondering what happened?
"They were just beginning warm ups. It was
nothing, no running around yet. It
wasn't even that hot," said Tommy.
football was on the football fields practicing when Mitchell became ill,
including Mitchell's brother who also plays football, "He rushed up there as
fast as he and he was with him when it happened and throughout the night," said
An autopsy will determine if Mitchel had any
pre-existing health issues.
the school had a meeting for players and their families.
A candle light vigil is planned at Canyon High
School on Saturday at 7pm.
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