JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Counselors were on hand at a northern New Jersey high school because a student athlete died after competing in a swim meet.
B.J. Giannone had finished a 200-yard freestyle relay when the senior from Saint Peter’s Prep High School collapsed Monday night.
Coach Ryan Heffernan told The Star-Ledger of Newark there was nothing out of the ordinary until the 18-year-old said he felt light-headed.
The cause of death is not known.
School president Robert Reiser says the student’s death was a “heartbreaking” loss.
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