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Omaha South High Football Player Dies During Practice

A 16-year old football player at Omaha South High died after a heat-related medical emergency at practice. 

Drake Geiger died at an Omaha hospital on Tuesday night after medics were called to the school.  An Omaha Fire Department spokesman said Geiger had a pulse when medics arrived.  Geiger was treated for heat exposure and taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. 

The temperature was 91 degrees with a heat index of 105 at the time Geiger collapsed. 


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