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Foul play not suspected in basketball player death

By Staff | Jun 24, 2009

Cape police do not suspect foul play in the death of a 25-year-old man who collapsed while playing basketball Tuesday evening.
Michael A. Abreu, of 414 SE 13th Street #202, apparently died after suffering cardiac arrest while playing with a group of friends at Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd., officials said today.
According to witnesses, Abreu went to retrieve the basketball on the court and fell facedown on a cement step. His friends called 9-1-1, and emergency workers responded to the scene in answer to the 8:35 p.m. call.
There were no signs of trauma to the body or any signs of foul play. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke may have contributed to the apparent cardiac arrest, officials said.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department