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High school cheerleader collapses at game, dies

October 1, 2011 |  9:54 pm

A cheerleader who collapsed on the field at a high school football game Friday night at Fremont High School in South Los Angeles later died at a hospital, according to a school district spokesman.

Angela Gettis, a junior at Washington Prep High School, fell to the ground after a routine jump and went into a seizure about 9 p.m., said Tom Waldman, communications director for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Paramedics were able to revive Gettis at the scene by shocking her heart, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

She was then rushed to Centinela Medical Center in Inglewood, where she died later that night, Waldman said.

By Saturday evening, a Facebook page memorializing her was full of tributes, including one that read: "I wish I just had one more day with you."


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