Wagswoofs – A Monroe High School student experienced a collapse during a high school basketball game on Wednesday evening in Rochester, N.Y.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., emergency responders were called to John James Audubon School No. 33 in response to a medical emergency. It was reported that a 15-year-old boy had suffered a cardiac arrest during a junior varsity basketball game between Monroe and School of the Arts.
The school safety officer and athletic trainer were able to revive the boy with the assistance of an AED. As they rushed him into the ambulance, he showed signs of responsiveness.
According to New York state law, every school must have at least one Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available.
The Rochester City School District has placed a strong emphasis on making sure that there are multiple units available for regular check-ups and updates.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a law last month that says youth sports groups have to make an AED implementation plan.
The boy is currently receiving treatment at Strong Memorial Hospital. We will provide updates on his condition as they become available.