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Grief at Spot Valley after student athlete collapses, dies

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 2:04 PM
President of the Inter-School Sports Association Dr Walton Small comforts one the teachers at Spot Valley High School during a grief counseling session at the school on Monday morning, following the death of basketball player Saymar Ramsay - Courtney Locke Photo

There was grief at the Spot Valley High School in Montego Bay, St James three days after student athlete Saymar Ramsay collapsed and died of a heart failure.

Ramsay, a basketballer, died shortly after a match with Cornwall College.

President of the Inter-Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Dr Walton Small, was among those grieving.

He said stringent medical screening will be mandatory as of next year for student athletes.

He said ISSA discussed the matter at a meeting last week and intends to implement measures to address the problem.

Ramsay's death comes weeks after St George’s College football player Dominic James collapsed at a football match and later died.