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South Carolina High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

A South Carolina high school football player died Wednesday evening after collapsing during practice, according to the Associated Press. Lewis Simpkins, a 14-year-old sophomore at River Bluff, had no previous health issues of note.

An autopsy has proved inconclusive. It's been reported that players were given water breaks very frequently during the practice. Here's more:

Two athletic trainers and an assistant coach began CPR and used a defibrillator while awaiting paramedics, Mary Beth Hill, a spokeswoman for Lexington District One, said in a statement.

Players took water breaks every 15 to 20 minutes and water hoses and coolers were available at all times, Hill said.

The team has canceled practice and a scheduled scrimmage the past two days.

Simpkins' family and friends have receiving an outpouring of support on social media.

The New York Mets A-ball affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies, also paid their respects to Simpkins with a tribute in his honor on their big screen.

If you're interested in donating to help the family pay for his funeral services, you can do so here.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Simpkins' family and friends.