At Canyon Lake Middle School in Lake Elsinore, a 12-year-old boy died this week after collapsing during P.E. class, officials say.
A 12-year-old Lake Elsinore boy died this week after collapsing during P.E. class during a heat wave, according to his family.
Yahshua Robinson, a student at Canyon Lake Middle School, died Tuesday after collapsing while participating in physical education class during triple-digit temperatures, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Amarna Plummer told NBC Los Angeles that her nephew wasn’t dressed appropriately for gym class and, as a result, was told to run.
Plummer wrote in a GoFundMe page raising money for the boy’s parents that he died from cardiac arrest at the hospital.
Children are also more likely to become dehydrated than adults because they lose fluids at a faster rate, experts say.
If a child has suffered a heatstroke, they should be placed in a cool environment and in a bath of cool water. »