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Defibrillator saves Flomaton basketball player's life

WPMI

A Flomaton High School basketball player is still recovering after he collapsed and nearly died on the court.

The 16-year-old's heart was enlarged and and stopped beating for several minutes.

Sophomore basketball player Deverick Williams suddenly collapsed Monday after playing a pick up game .

The school nurse started CPR and compressions, but Williams still couldn't be revived.

Luckily a nurse was in the gym at the time, and officials say a big part of why he's still alive is because there was a defibrillator on site.

He was transferred to a hospital in Gainsville, Florida where he'll undergo surgery.

The school already bought another defibrillator and plans to buy more in the future.

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