Boy collapses, dies at football practice |

Boy collapses, dies at football practice

Staff report

An 8-year-old Minden boy died after a fall while playing flag football on the field adjacent to the Douglas County School District Office at 10:23 a.m. Saturday.

Douglas County Sheriff’s reported the boy “collapsed while attending an athletic practice for a team with the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.”

He was transported to Minden Medical Center and pronounced dead at 11:35 a.m.

His family was present at Minden Medical Center.

The cause of death is unknown.

An autopsy is scheduled for today, Sheriff’s officials said.