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El Camino High student collapses, dies during PE class

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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Friends and family Tuesday mourned a 15-year-old boy who died shortly after collapsing during a physical education class at Oceanside's El Camino High School.

Fifteen-year-old Brandon Zapata died at 1:24 p.m. Monday in the emergency room at Tri-City Medical Center, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.

A short time earlier, he was running during a physical education class and collapsed for unknown reasons, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

Bystanders began cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the boy until paramedics arrived and took over advanced life-saving measures. According to the Medical Examiner's Office, the boy was pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital.

An autopsy is pending.

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