‘Very Healthy’ 18-Year-Old Athlete Suffers Cardiac Arrest Playing Basketball & Dies

An 18-year-old athlete, who collapsed suddenly after suffering a massive cardiac arrest during a basketball game, has tragically died, according to reports.

Cartier Woods senior student from Detroit Northwestern High School had been on life support since he suffered the sudden cardiac arrest on January 31.

However, Woods’ family has confirmed this week that the teen has now died at Henry Ford Hospital.

Woods did not have any known heart conditions or significant medical ailments, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

The teenage athlete “was very healthy,” one of his family members told the outlet.

The cause of his collapse and death has yet to be revealed at this time.

Woods’ family was holding out hope for a miraculous recovery.

They recently held a vigil for Cartier, where a large group of loved ones and friends prayed for him.

Family members also asked the public for support. They even started a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for Cartier’s medical bills.

“He was very healthy – he loved basketball,” said Shantell Woods, his cousin to FOX 2 last week.

“He was very amenable, respectful.

“We’re just asking for prayer – we need it.”

“He was a very good person,” his aunt, Dwanda Woods said.

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“He’d give anybody anything if he had it.”

Woods collapsed suddenly during a basketball game against Detroit Douglass.

Before falling down, he told his head coach George Tyson he felt dizzy three minutes after the game started and needed to come out.

Douglass head coach Pierre Brooks then reported hearing a “big bang” while watching the action on the court.

“I heard a big bang and I thought it might be a fight or something,” Brooks said.

“I looked over and it was Cartier that fell out and Coach Tyson jumped to action.”

Medical personnel arrived within 10 minutes to perform CPR on Woods after he collapsed.

They continued for 40-60 minutes before Woods was transported to Henry Ford hospital, where he ultimately died.

“Cartier was such a great kid all he do was wanted to go to school, play sports and be with his family and friends,” his GoFundMe page says.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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