La Center teen who collapsed at basketball practice dies

  • Tue Jan 10th, 2012 2:28pm
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Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — The 14-year-old La Center boy who collapsed during a middle school basketball practice on Jan. 3 died Monday at a Portland hospital.

The parents of Cody Sherrell issued a statement thanking first-responders and the staff at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center. They also thanked people who had offered support and said, “Cody was a quiet boy. It’s brought us such joy to know he touched so many lives.”

Coaches had performed CPR but Cody remained in critical condition until his death.

Meanwhile, a Salem boy who collapsed Friday at a youth basketball practice has improved to good condition at Oregon Health &Science University Hospital in Portland. Isaac Arzate had been listed in critical condition.