Young Ore. athlete collapses second time, dies

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 12-year-old Salem boy who survived a heart attack during basketball practice three months ago has died after collapsing at baseball practice.

Fire officials say some of the same paramedics who helped revive Isaac Arzate (ahr-ZAH'-tay) in January rushed to his school Friday night and tried again to save him.

Marion County Deputy Medical Examiner Rodge Womack confirmed Monday that Arzate died later at a hospital.

After his first collapse, on Jan. 6, Arzate survived when fast-acting coaches performed CPR and called the paramedics.

He had surgery days later to repair a heart defect.