Police: Man identified after he collapsed while playing basketball outside, died at Memphis hospital

Police: Man identified after he collapsed while playing basketball outside, died at Memphis hospital

A temperature of 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45.9 degrees Celsius) has been recorded in France -- the hottest-ever temperature for the country.

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — UPDATE -- Millington Police have identified the man that collapsed on the basketball court.

Investigators said Cedric Malone, 18, cause of death was possibly heat-related.

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A man died hours after playing basketball outdoors in Millington, according to police.

Millington Police Chief Mark Dunbar told FOX13 the incident happened Saturday in the area of Navy Road and Hornet Avenue.

Officials said the 18-19 year-old man – who has not yet been identified – was playing basketball outside in that area when witnesses said he collapsed.

Emergency responders performed CPR at the scene, and the victim was taken to Methodist North where he was pronounced dead.

According to Dunbar, the death was possibly related to the dangerously hot heat index in the area.

However, investigators have not released any additional information surrounding the man’s death.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX13 for the latest updates.

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