Queens teen dies during high-school basketball practice

December 26, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has died after collapsing during a high-school basketball practice in Queens.

The New York Police Department says Lenny Pierre went into cardiac arrest Wednesday at John Bowne High School in Flushing.

Authorities responded to the school about noon and transported the unresponsive boy to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of his death remains under investigation but police said foul play was not suspected.

Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement saying he was “heartbroken” at the boy’s death. The mayor said he could only imagine the pain and sorrow felt by the boy’s family.

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