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Iowa teen dies after collapsing at basketball practice

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died at an Iowa hospital less than five days after collapsing during basketball practice.

Woodward-Grainger junior Drew Jacobson was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines last Wednesday evening.

Hospital spokesman Gregg Lagan said Tuesday the boy died at 7:15 a.m. Monday. Lagan directed questions about the cause of death to the Polk County medical examiner, who didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Lagan says the boy had to be revived twice with a defibrillator before being flown to the hospital.

CBS affiliate KCCI reports that after collapsing at his basketball practice, Jacobson lost his pulse twice at the school as medics worked to keep him alive. That night he also lost his pulse at the hospital and went into cardiac arrest twice Friday morning.

School district Superintendent Brad Anderson told The Des Moines Register that Jacobson's collapse wasn't the result of contact or a specific play at practice and that coaches kept Jacobson stable until medics arrived.

KCCI reports that family and friends called the 6-feet 3-inches tall and 230-pound player "Moose."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family pay for funeral costs. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $28,000 had been raised.

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