Player Dies After Collapsing at Tournament

A player collapsed during an exhibition streetball game at Monticello High School Saturday night. Full Story
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Newsreader

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Sep 20, 2009
This article failed to mention the police officers who were present at the event, sat there helplessly as the boy died crying out for someone who knew CPR. These officers failed to act, how is it the police have no clue how to do CPR when they are usual the first ones who show up during an emergency? How pathetic, the Albemarle County PD should be ashamed of themselves....
Marketta

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 20, 2009
Thoughts and prayers to the Brooks family
Central VA

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Sep 20, 2009
Newsreader wrote:
This article failed to mention the police officers who were present at the event, sat there helplessly as the boy died crying out for someone who knew CPR. These officers failed to act, how is it the police have no clue how to do CPR when they are usual the first ones who show up during an emergency? How pathetic, the Albemarle County PD should be ashamed of themselves....
Was there no defibrillator?

And why didn't anyone run across the street to the fire station to get help?
louise

Rocky Mount, VA

#4 Sep 20, 2009
Newsreader wrote:
This article failed to mention the police officers who were present at the event, sat there helplessly as the boy died crying out for someone who knew CPR. These officers failed to act, how is it the police have no clue how to do CPR when they are usual the first ones who show up during an emergency? How pathetic, the Albemarle County PD should be ashamed of themselves....
I can't believe you are putting the police at fault over this. They get blame for everything that don't go right is it is.Get Real!
Newsreader

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Sep 20, 2009
louise wrote:
<quoted text>I can't believe you are putting the police at fault over this. They get blame for everything that don't go right is it is.Get Real!
You should get real, precious time was wasted in this emergency..Police officers are FIRST RESPONDERS AND TRAINED TO DO CPR, THEY FAILED TO DO IT! And with police officers at the event, who should have to run across the street for help?
What

Scottsville, VA

#6 Sep 20, 2009
Newsreader wrote:
This article failed to mention the police officers who were present at the event, sat there helplessly as the boy died crying out for someone who knew CPR. These officers failed to act, how is it the police have no clue how to do CPR when they are usual the first ones who show up during an emergency? How pathetic, the Albemarle County PD should be ashamed of themselves....
All ACPD officer's are trained in CPR. They need to be fired!They were getting paid that gravy OT money. They should of attempted CPR. They failed to act as a first responder and failed to do something they are trained to do. Pull both service records and it will show that they are trained in CPR.
Fluco Mom 2012

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Sep 20, 2009
His family is in my thoughts & prayers.
practically speaking

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Sep 20, 2009
Everyone should know CPR. EVERYONE. Newsreader, why don't you? NO ONE is at fault here.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#9 Sep 20, 2009
Newsreader wrote:
This article failed to mention the police officers who were present at the event, sat there helplessly as the boy died crying out for someone who knew CPR. These officers failed to act, how is it the police have no clue how to do CPR when they are usual the first ones who show up during an emergency? How pathetic, the Albemarle County PD should be ashamed of themselves....
No matter how fast an officer may be they can't outrun a radio. So would it be better to take 5 minutes to run across the street. Or call the station directly? Which they did call the station directly. Also since when do you give CPR to a person having a siezure? It is very sad that this happened to this young man. But let's concentrate on him and not pointing fingers before he is even burried.
Friend

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Sep 20, 2009
We miss you Bubbles!
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United States

#11 Sep 20, 2009
This is a VERY SAD event and my thoughts are with his family. NOBODY and I mean NOBODY needs to point any fingers at anyone as far as who did what and who didn't.
A Sad Mother

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Sep 20, 2009
Awful does not even describe this. I was there. I seen it when it happened. The look of a mother and father losing their child in front of their face and not being able to do any thing about it is beyond awful. The look of mothers and fathers walking out holding on to their child or children as they watched a child laying there hurt was beyond awful. Not even knowing him didnít even matter at the time and doesnít matter now. It hurts bad even for me, as a person with a heart, and a mother. My heart, prayers and thoughts go out to his mother, father, family, and friendsÖ....
Sorry for your loss

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Sep 20, 2009
Newsreader wrote:
This article failed to mention the police officers who were present at the event, sat there helplessly as the boy died crying out for someone who knew CPR. These officers failed to act, how is it the police have no clue how to do CPR when they are usual the first ones who show up during an emergency? How pathetic, the Albemarle County PD should be ashamed of themselves....
Newreadear I realize this is very emotional for you and I am sorry for what happened to this great young man. You are letting your emotions get in the way of your thinking though. NO ONE is to blame for what happened to this young man. A person needs to be unresponsive inorder for you to adminisiter CPR and it doesn't sound like he was. This was a terrible tradegy and we need to accept it as just that. God bless this young man's family.
Freind

Monroe, VA

#15 Sep 20, 2009
to the family sorry about your lost. and you all will be in my prayers. And to the people that are pointing fingers, DONT QUESTION GODS WORK.
A Sad Mother

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Sep 20, 2009
Honestly, who's to blame? In my opinion I do feel that the police could have done more. They did stand there and did nothing. I wonder why a rescue squad wasn't there it was a sports function and I thought they are normally on site. Someone from the crowd had to come down and perform CPR. Why didn't the school have a defibrillator, don't they normally have this? So many unanswered questions. This is such a sad situation and we can point fingers all day but doing that is not going to bring this young man back, it's not going to give a mother and father back their son. Nothing but time can help comfort the pain his mother, father, or family feels. My heart and prayers goes out to them.
saharapoint

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Sep 20, 2009
Sad.

Since: Dec 08

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#18 Sep 20, 2009
This is so sad! My heart is broken for this young man's family and friends.
Charlottesville Shamrocks

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Sep 20, 2009
Very soft spoken young man. Very close with his family. We will miss you Bubbles
nkscouting

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Sep 20, 2009
I knew I had heard of his name before. He must have been a former basketball player at Charlottesville High School.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#21 Sep 20, 2009
A Sad Mother wrote:
Awful does not even describe this. I was there. I seen it when it happened. The look of a mother and father losing their child in front of their face and not being able to do any thing about it is beyond awful. The look of mothers and fathers walking out holding on to their child or children as they watched a child laying there hurt was beyond awful. Not even knowing him didnít even matter at the time and doesnít matter now. It hurts bad even for me, as a person with a heart, and a mother. My heart, prayers and thoughts go out to his mother, father, family, and friendsÖ....
This was a community function not a school function. The organizers of the event have the option to have an EMT there if they choose, at their expense. And I'm sure the officers just stood there and had an unrelated conversation. Lastly I guess you didn't read the other posts. You can't administer CPR to someone having a seizure. You are only to restrain them to prevent injury until help arrives. Which again is located directly across Mill Creek Dr.

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