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02/20/03

Student Athlete Dies

Derrick Plankenhorn Derrick Plankenhorn

Student Derrick Plankenhorn died about 4pm yesterday afternoon at Southeast Bulloch High School in Brooklet. He was 18 years old and a senior at the school. He played football and was also on the track team.

School officials say he suddenly collapsed while running around the track. People at the scene performed CPR until emergency crews arrived and rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead

The cause of death is not yet known. An autopsy will be performed sometime this week.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com

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