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Two Georgia Teens Die During Football Training Camp

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A 16-year-old Georgia boy was found dead at a high school football camp in Florida's Columbia County on Tuesday, WJXT-TV reported.

Hours later, another 16-year-old Georgia high school football player died in an Atlanta hospital, a week after being admitted suffering what doctors believe was heat exhaustion, WSB-TV reported.

Donteria Searcy was found unresponsive in his cabin at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, after Fitzgerald (Ga.) High School's football team had finished their morning workout at O'Leno State Park, where they are holding a summer training camp.

Searcy was taken to a nearby hospital, but attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death, but police do not suspect foul play.

In Atlanta, Locust Grove High School football team player Forrest Jones died around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was admitted to a hospital on July 25, after collapsing following an optional team workout.

Jones' uncle told WSB-TV that doctors believed his death was caused by a heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

The two Georgia student's deaths came just a few days after a rising high school football player collapsed and died following practice in Darlington, S.C.

Tyquan Xavier Brantley, 14, was walking off the field with his Lamar High School team Saturday when he collapsed. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead about 7:00 p.m. local time Saturday night.

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