A Wausau area junior high student died during cross-country practice Monday. The 14-year-old 8th grader at D.C. Everest apparently collapsed during warm-up exercises on the running track about 3:30 p.m.
Police and paramedics were unable to revive the student. He was pronounced dead at St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
The district is withholding the student’s name pending the notification of his family. Police will likely release the name Tuesday. The accident remains under investigation though police say there does not appear to be any indication of foul play.
The district has called in grief counselors to help students and faculty deal with the death.
UPDATE: The Everest Metro police department and the D.C. Everest school district have called a joint 1 p.m. news conference to discuss 14-year-old Forrest Goetsch’s death during practice yesterday.
Contributed by Matt Lehman-WSAU