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Teen who collapsed at Y remains in hospital

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
A teen who collapsed Monday at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA remained in the hospital Tuesday as doctors evaluated his condition.
According to a police report, the teen, Travis Michael Correll, 19, was playing basketball when the incident happened.
Jamie Morgan, chief executive officer of the Rowan County YMCA, said Monday the man had been playing basketball before collapsing in the gym, but wasn’t playing at the time. Morgan said he talked with the teen’s father Tuesday morning.
“He is stabilized, but I don’t think a lot has changed. They are still running tests,” Morgan said.
The teen went into cardiac arrest around 12:45 p.m.
Salisbury Fire Capt. Tim Hurlocker said when firefighters arrived, the young man was in “full arrest” ó he was not breathing and his heart was not beating.
Morgan said YMCA staff administered CPR and called for emergency medical response. Staff used a YMCA-owned defibrillator, which emits electrical shocks to get a victim’s heart beating again.
The defibrillator is a standard piece of equipment at YMCAs. Everyone on staff is trained to use one and trained to perform CPR, Morgan said.
The teen was initially taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center and later to Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, where he remains.
“We are praying for him,” Morgan said.

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