Darton Wrestlers Hospitalized for Heat Illness

4:50 PM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Two Darton State College wrestlers remain hospitalized in Albany and a third has been discharged after school officials say they experienced heat illness during practices this week.

WALB-TV in Albany reports wrestling practices have been canceled for the rest of the week. One wrestler was taken to the hospital Tuesday after collapsing during a five-mile team run. Two other wrestlers were hospitalized Wednesday.

WALB-TV says one those wrestlers remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Darton State Athletic Director Mike Keifer tells WALB-TV that the "health and safety of our student athletes is a priority" and the school has protocols in place for dealing with heat illness.

WALB-TV says Darton State College President Peter Sireno visited Friday with the two wrestlers who remain in the hospital and their families.


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