Who Was Cartier Woods? Detroit student dies after collapsing during basketball game

According to his Michigan family and media sources, a high schooler passed away in a hospital about a week after experiencing cardiac arrest during a basketball game.

Who Was Cartier Woods? Detroit student dies after collapsing during a basketball game

Cartier Woods, a basketball player for Detroit Northwestern High School who experienced cardiac arrest during a game against Fredrick Douglass Academy on January 31, has passed away.

The legal guardian of Woods, his aunt, decided to remove life support when “vital signs continued to be absent,” according to the Detroit Public Schools Community District, which confirmed his death on Tuesday evening. Woods, 18, was a senior at Northwestern and a varsity football player as well.

He told a coach he was feeling dizzy before collapsing three minutes into the basketball game.

CPR was done by coach George Tyson. Emergency medical personnel showed up as others were getting ready to shock Woods with an AED, according to Chrystal Wilson, assistant superintendent of communications for DPSCD.

“The EMS took over the rescue,” she said.

Woods was transported by ambulance to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a distance of nearly a mile.

According to Nikolai Vitti, the superintendent of schools, Woods was put on life support after he arrived at the hospital. In the days that followed, his condition remained unchanged, according to the school system.