A Las Vegas family is mourning the loss of a teenager who died "suddenly and unexpectedly" after suffering from cardiac arrest.
Jordan Brister, 17, was at school on Jan. 3 when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest. He was found inside one of the school's bathrooms after gym class, his family told KSNV-TV.
School officials provided lifesaving support, and Brister was transported to a nearby hospital. But he died on Sunday, five days after his medical emergency.
A GoFundMe set up in Brister's honor said there was no explanation for Brister's sudden death.
"The Brister family has suffered a tremendous loss, a loss none of them were prepared for," the GoFundMe explains. "Jordan Tyler Brister suddenly and unexpectedly suffered cardiac arrest while at school with no explanation as to why."
Brister's mother, Savanna, said in a statement that her son planned to join the military.
Jordan was a selfless, respectful, Southern gentleman who was kind to everyone. He was witty and charming. He wanted to join the military to become a para rescue jumper to save others. In the end, he saved others through donation of organs, so his dream was somewhat fulfilled. He was a wise, older brother who cared deeply for his brother and sister. Jordan was truly everything you could ask for and more. He had a heart of gold.
The Clark County Coroner's Office is investigating Brister's death. An official cause of death has not yet been announced.
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Brister's sudden medical emergency happened just two days before another Las Vegas teenager, 16-year-old Ashari Hughes, suddenly died after she suffered a "medical emergency" while playing a game of flag football.
The corner said Hughes "died from anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from left coronary sinus of valsalva," KVVU-TV reported. The death was reportedly declared "natural."
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