Florida high school ref collapses, dies

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida high school football referee has died after collapsing on the field during a preseason game.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Jerry Lohmann suffered an apparent heart attack during the second quarter of the Friday night game at Olympic Heights High School.

An assistant coach for the visiting team administered CPR to the 73-year-old referee, who was then carted off the field on a stretcher. Yetta Greene, athletic director of the Palm Beach County School District, says Lohmann was then transported to West Boca Medical Center, where he later died.

Officials say Lohmann was a longtime referee in the Western Communities Football League and had been scheduled to work a game Saturday.


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