The family of 12-year-old Yahshua is in mourning as they recount the heart-wrenching moments leading to his tragic collapse and death.
Reports suggest that he was subjected to strenuous physical activity in scorching heat during a gym class. Yahshua’s aunt, Amarna, revealed that her son and other classmates heard his distress as he complained of feeling unwell and desperately sought water from his teacher. Tragically, the sweltering temperatures that day soared to a staggering 97 degrees.
Allegations have surfaced that Yahshua was made to run despite wearing the wrong attire for gym class. Witnesses claim that he struggled to breathe and ultimately became unresponsive while informing both the teacher and his peers of his dire condition.
Despite the swift arrival of first responders, Yahshua was pronounced dead at 12:55 p.m., as announced by the Riverside Sheriff’s Office in a press release. The grieving family is now seeking answers regarding the circumstances surrounding his untimely demise.
Adding to the complexity of the situation, Yahshua’s mother, who serves as a gym teacher in a nearby school district, had reportedly raised concerns about the extreme heat on the same fateful day. The Sheriff’s Department has initiated an investigation into the incident, prompted by a report of a minor requiring medical assistance.
While awaiting the autopsy report for young Yahshua, experts from the US Environmental Protection Agency have highlighted the dangers of heat-related illnesses in children. State officials underscored the heightened susceptibility of children to dehydration in hot conditions, emphasizing that they lose fluids more rapidly during physical activity in the heat.