Teen Dies Following Baseball Tryout

Relatives say an 18-year-old Fort Worth student complained of breathing problems before he died after baseball practice.

The Tarrant County medical examiner's office confirms Ryan Powell died Tuesday at about 6:40 p.m. at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Southwest Fort Worth. A cause of death was not listed on the office's Web site.

A spokesman for the office did not immediately return messages Wednesday from The Associated Press.

Rose Powell told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that her son never had any evidence of heart trouble, but that the case is considered a sudden cardiac death.

The teen had practiced Tuesday, trying out for the Southwest High School varsity, then experienced discomfort about an hour after arriving home. His parents called for an ambulance.

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