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Student killed after getting trapped inside wrestling mats

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-17 12:30:01-05

GEORGIA (PIX11) – A high school student in Georgia died after getting trapped inside wrestling mats in the gym.

Police say 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson became lodged inside the roll of mats, upside down.

They say he wasn’t found until hours later and may have died from blood flow to his head.

They say he may have been trying to retrieve a shoe that fell in the mat.

Cops say no foul play is suspected.