LaPorte High School Player Dies After Collapsing During Practice


Grief counselors will be at LaPorte High School today to help students and teachers cope with the death of a 17-year-old football player who died after suffering cardiac arrest during yesterday’s football practice. Jake West collapsed on the track area at the field, according to WNDU-TV. First responders shocked him several times with a defibrillator before rushing him to IU Health LaPorte Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled this afternoon. West was a junior at LaPorte and played middle linebacker for the Slicers.