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17-year-old Zyrees Oliver

Aug 12, 2014 8:51 AM

High School Football Player Dies of Water Intoxication

GEORGIA - A Georgia High School football player is dead from apparently drinking too much water.

According to witnesses, the teen drank some four gallons of water in a short period of time.

Teammates say 17-year-old Zyrees Oliver was experiencing muscle spasms and cramps after football practice last Tuesday but they say they never thought his condition could prove life threatening.

A starting guard on the football team, Oliver collapsed at home several hours after his final practice.

His family removed him from life support early Monday after several days in the hospital. They believe the teen may have died from a potentially deadly condition known as over hydration. After reportedly drinking four gallons of water and Gatorade during and after practice.

The GBI is performing an autopsy which will determine the official cause of death.

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