Child dies at football practice on 13th birthday

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Readers request information on football tragedy ………

PJ please post some of the news coming out of Waldwick given the tragic death of a 13 year old boy. I know much of Ridgewood would appreciate a place to post condolences and talk about the situation. A frequent visitor to the blog the occassional mention of our surrounding communities gives us context and comradelier for all that we discuss.

The Associated Press

WALDWICK, N.J. – A Waldwick teen collapsed and died during recreational football practice on his 13th birthday.

Sean Fisher’s mother tells The Record of Bergen County she was home making cupcakes for her son’s birthday when he lost consciousness Monday.

An EMT rushed onto the field and paramedics used a defibrillator. They were unable to resuscitate him. Fisher was pronounced dead at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

The cause of death isn’t known.

The boy was due to enter eighth grade next week.

The school district is offering counseling services and a meeting for parents is scheduled for at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the high school.


  1. our sympathy to the family

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