Teen dies after collapsing at basketball game in Blount County

Teen dies after collapsing at basketball game in Blount County

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Tanner Jameson Tanner Jameson

BLOUNT COUNTY (WATE) -- A teenage athlete died Friday after collapsing at a basketball game.

Blount County officials say Tanner Jameson died after a game at Eagleton Middle School.

Officials responded at 2:00 Friday afternoon.

They say Tanner told coaches in the 4th quarter that he wasn't feeling well. That's when he went over to the bench to rest.

Minutes later, the coach saw Tanner lying in front of a bench.

Jameson was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital where he died an hour later.

An autopsy was performed at UT Medical Center, but the results are not yet available.

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