Girl collapses, dies after field day tug-of-war
PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) – A 13-year-old girl collapsed and died after a game of tug-of-war during field day activities at Williams Intermediate School, Pell City Police say. She has been identified as Maddison Wentworth.
School coaches were at the tug-of-war game and immediately reacted after the girl collapsed. The school nurse was also at the field day and the nurse and coaches began CPR, Pell City police spokesperson Don Newton said. 911 was called, and Pell City Fire and Rescue responded. She was taken by ambulance to St. Clair Saint Vincent’s where she passed away.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, students, faculty and staff,” Newton said. “It’s a traumatic event for everybody, especially right here at the end of school.”
Pell City Schools gave a statement: “It is with great sadness that we report the loss of one of our precious sixth grade students. Our thoughts and prayers