Teen who had heart attack at Y undergoing tests
By Shavonne Potts
A teen who collapsed Monday of a heart attack while at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA is stabilized.
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 he’d 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 had been playing in the YMCA gym around 12:45 p.m before he collapsed. YMCA staff administered CPR and called for emergency medical response. Staff used a YMCA-owned defibrillator to get the teen’s heart beating again.
Salisbury Fire Capt. Tim Hurlocker said when they arrived the young man was not breathing and his heart was not beating.
“We are praying for him,” he said.
See Wednesday’s Post for more details.