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Man Dies During Flag Football Game at W-L High School

A 22-year-old man died Saturday after collapsing while playing football at Washington-Lee High School.

The man collapsed around 5:40 p.m. during a flag football game. Police say witnesses immediately began treating the man, who briefly regained consciousness, but he was later pronounced dead in a local hospital.

“He was able to stand up and ask ‘what was happening’ before collapsing again,” said Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. “Witnesses on scene, including an ACPD officer and a nurse, were able to immediately begin CPR until medics arrived.”

So far, police have not confirmed the man’s identity, but friends of the victim have taken to Twitter to mourn his passing.

“A class act in life,” one friend said of the young man.

“You will forever be missed & loved,” Tweeted another. “Life isn’t fair, and the good really do die young.”

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