"Dirt Bowl" Player Collapses, Dies

A 25-year-old Lexington man died Thursday night after collapsing in a basketball game in Lexington.

Ethan Jenkins was playing in the annual Dirt Bowl at Douglass Park when he collapsed just before 7:00 PM.

Jenkins was given CPR by a park employee and an off-duty EMS attendant before being taken to Saint Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death was not released. Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government deputy coroner John McCarty said Jenkins' family physician signed the death certificate.

The national weather service said the temperature in Lexington at 6:00 PM on Wednesday was 85 degrees, with a heat index of 88 degrees.

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