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High school football player in Douglasville dies after overhydrating

By The Associated Press
DOUGLASVILLE -- A Georgia high school football player is dead after drinking too much fluid during practice. <br /> <br /> Relatives of 17-year-old Zyrees Oliver had him removed from life support early Monday in a hospital in Marietta. He had no brain activity. <br /> <br /> Oliver was declared dead a short time later. <br /> <br /> Oliver played football at Douglas County High School west of Atlanta. <br /> <br /> Relatives say the youth complained of cramping during football practice on Tuesday. Aunt Tammy Chavis says the teen drank two gallons of water and two more gallons of Gatorade. <br /> <br /> Oliver's mother picked him up because he couldn't drive, and he later collapsed at home and was taken to the hospital by helicopter. <br /> <br /> Relatives say doctors told them Oliver suffered massive swelling around the brain from over-hydration. <br /> <br /> The coroner says an autopsy is planned.
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