Dwayne Mitchell, a teenager who fell into cardiac arrest and then into a coma last May, died Friday. He was the son of two Miami Beach Police officers.
Dwayne had been a senior at G. Holmes Braddock High Schoolin West Kendall approaching graduation. In May 2015, he was at his house in Southwest Miami-Dade with his family when he started coughing loudly. Shortly after, his heart stopped beating. His older brother found him unresponsive in the guest room and did CPR while paramedics were on their way.
On the way to the hospital, the 18-year-old athlete — a wide receiver before a leg injury slowed him down — went into cardiac arrest for about 20 minutes. His brain swelled.