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High schooler dies after going into cardiac arrest in basketball game, MI family says

A high schooler died in a hospital nearly a week after going into cardiac arrest during a basketball game, according to his Michigan family and media reports.

Cartier Woods had been on life support in a Detroit hospital after collapsing on the court during the game on Tuesday, Jan. 31, McClatchy News reported.

CPR was administered to Woods for nearly an hour, WDIV reported.

Woods, who was a senior at Northwestern High School in Detroit, died on Monday, Feb. 6, family told WXYZ and WJBK.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District has not publicly commented on the 18-year-old’s death.

It’s unknown what caused Woods’ heart to stop. His cousin previously told WJBK that Woods “was very healthy.”

Loved ones mourned Woods’ death on Facebook.

“I lost my brother. The best friend I could have possibly had,” Taylor Ward said. “I feel like it wasn’t your time to go... but God was ready for you to come home. I love you & I’ll never stop loving you.”

“Sending love & peace to the family,” Nakia Middleton said. “The community is here and we feel this with you. It’s heavy. It’s not what we wanted. We thought we had more time.”

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