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High school student dies on his birthday after being hit by a ball during game

By Mason White 6:27 PM April 11, 2013
Taylor Dorman 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A boy tragically died after being hit by a ball at school during a game, according to hospital officials in California.

The California high school student died on his sixteenth birthday after being hit with a softball in the chest during gym class.
Taylor Dorman was playing a game called “Over the Line” in the area of ​​San Diego High School Wednesday when he was hit in the chest with the ball.

The principal of Taylor Dorman said he complained of chest pain, and then collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

Dorman’s friends and family gathered to remember him in a vigil Wednesday night, calling him a tough competitor in the sport, but a “gentle giant”.

“We had planned our lives together. Were going to play football for two years and then join the armed forces,” one of Dorman’s best friends told a local television news station. “Now that’s all gone,” he added.

“This is unbelievable. One minute he was enjoying life and the next minute he was gone. He will be missed by all his friends,” Sandra Kendrick, 20, of San Diego, California told YourJewishNews.com after learning of Dorman’s death.

Friends also said that Dorman’s father had also died when he was young of a heart attack. The cause of the teenager’s death has not been released.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view