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Student killed after getting trapped inside wrestling mats

Posted: 12:30 PM, Jan 17, 2013
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.