After falling during his team’s first training session of the season, a high school football player named Drake Geiger died of heatstroke.
On the team’s return to Omaha South High School in Nebraska, Drake Geiger collapsed to the ground.
According to the boy’s father, Scott Hoffman, his body temperature hit a whopping 122 degrees. The temperature was slightly over 32 degrees Celsius, or roughly 91 degrees Fahrenheit, at the time. However, the heat index was between 100 and 106 degrees Fahrenheit, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat alert for the area.
He was 16 years old.
Died At Football Practice Full Details
Scott Hoffman, Drake’s father said, “He just didn’t pull through,”
“They said his body temperature was extremely elevated and they couldn’t get it down.”
The kid is the fourth high school student to die during a sports practice or conditioning session in less than a month throughout the United States. His father explained that the family had just returned from Las Vegas, where the heat was unbearable.
Hoffman stated his son was 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 389 pounds, but he had no known medical concerns and had never visited a hospital before.
Geiger’s first practice session of the season was Tuesday because his doctor neglected to sign the documents after his physical, leaving him out of Monday’s session, according to Hoffman. Hoffman said to the KETV, “The last thing I said to him was, ‘Be tough, kid,’”
However, Hoffman received a call from the team’s coach an hour later, informing him that his son had fainted just minutes into practice.
He was transported to Nebraska Medical Center, where physicians attempted to resuscitate him for several hours. Hoffman added, “The doctor came and said, ‘It is not looking good, he is extremely overheated,’”
Doctors told Hoffman that Geiger died of heatstroke.
According to the World Herald, the temperature in Omaha at 4 p.m. Tuesday was 91 degrees, but the heat index was between 100 and 106 degrees, causing the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory.
Hoffman said, “He didn’t deserve this,”
“He had his whole life ahead of him. I just wish this didn’t happen.”
Geiger, who was supposed to acquire his driver’s license on Wednesday, had an internal body temperature of roughly 122 degrees, according to medical officials, according to Hoffman.
In a statement issued to parents on Wednesday, Omaha South High School announced Geiger’s death.
Principal Jodi Pesek wrote, “We have been in contact with Drake’s family and conveyed our heartfelt sympathy and support,”
“Many in our community will be affected by this news. South High is a tight-knit community, and we are here for one another.”
According to the Associated Press, Geiger is at least the fourth high school football player to die during practice or conditioning workouts in less than a month. Brittany Hoffman, Geiger’s sister, wrote an online fundraiser that had raised more than $15,000 as of Thursday.
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