A Brush High School hockey player died Tuesday night.
Cleveland Heights firefighters say they got a call around 8:40 p.m. for a 17-year-old having trouble breathing at the Cleveland Heights Ice Rink.
Officials at the Lyndhurst school say the victim is 11th grader Alec Kornet, pictured in the video playing as number four. He was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital where he later died.
“The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools formally and regrettably releases the sad news that on Tuesday evening, one of our high school students, Alec Kornet, a junior, unexpectedly passed away,” the South Euclid Lyndhurst School District said in a statement. “Alec was an honor student, involved in the Charles F. Brush High School band, soccer and hockey teams. Alec was an incredibly well-liked and well-respected student by his fellow classmates. This SEL Schools is deeply saddened by his death, and extends our deepest sympathy to the Kornet family at this time. The SEL Schools asks all to respect the family in this time of tragedy. Arrangements for grief counseling will be available at Brush High School for all students and staff. More information will be shared as it becomes available.”
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