May 30, 2023

16-Year-Old Girl Collapses and Dies During Flag Football Game In Las Vegas

A 16-year-old woman suffered a medical emergency whereas taking part in a highschool flag soccer recreation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sophomore Ashari Hughes, 16, died after she collapsed throughout Desert Oasis Excessive College’s residence recreation towards Valley Excessive College round 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal reported.   

She was hospitalized and died later that evening, the paper added. Regardless of heroic efforts, the younger woman couldn’t be saved.

The tragedy follows Buffalo Payments security Damar Hamlin’s latest cardiac arrest throughout a “Monday Night Football” match-up towards the Cincinnati Bengals in entrance of thousands and thousands on stay TV.

Aphelia Phifer-Hill, a registered nurse whose daughter performed on the group, rushed to carry out CPR and used an exterior defibrillator.

“Today was the first time ever, in my 26 years of nursing, that I had to do CPR on a kid,” she wrote on a Fb put up, including that Hughes collapsed after the sport, and “everyone was panicking” amid the chilly, wet climate.

“Her family was not at the game but finally arrived,” the since-deleted put up continued. “We were able to get a heart rhythm.”

The woman’s dad and mom, Enttroda and Twayne Hughes, mentioned in an announcement, “She loved music, dancing, and being around all the people she loved … She called football the real love of her life!”