FRANKFORT, Ky. — A deputy coroner said a 15-year-old who collapsed while trying out for a high school basketball team in Frankfort died from a cardiac arrest.
Franklin County Deputy Coroner Kelly T. Adams says preliminary autopsy results show Waseeq Shahid had "several abnormalities to the heart" that led to the cardiac arrest. Shahid was a freshman at Western Hills High School.
Franklin County Public Schools spokeswoman Wayne Dominick says Shahid was about six minutes into his first practice at Western Hills High School when he collapsed Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Dominick says Shahid had cleared a standard physical examination last week.
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The boy's funeral was set for Tuesday afternoon in Elizabethtown.