WALLED LAKE, Mich. (WXYZ) - An 18-year-old Walled Lake Central High School graduate collapsed and died while playing basketball Tuesday night, according to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office.
According to a family member, Bryson Salem had just started his freshman year at U of D Mercy and was aspiring to be a dentist.
The teen collapsed while playing basketball at Life Time Fitness in Commerce Township.
Friends describe him as a 'wonderful young man' and say he seemed like a healthy teen. His brother tells 7 Action News that Bryson was healthy, but somehow hurt himself and appeared to suffer a seizure.
He also claims there was a delay in getting medical help and wants to see surveillance video.
A spokesperson for Life Time released the following statement offering heartfelt condolences to his family:
"Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the Salem family in light of this tragedy, which is weighing heavily on our hearts and minds. We currently are collaborating with local authorities to assist with their investigation. The preliminary results of our internal investigation indicate a very rapid response by the Life Time team, both in contacting 911 and engaging our internal emergency response team. In spite of these efforts, we join with the local community this evening in mourning this tragic loss."
Bryson's funeral will be held Thursday morning. He had just celebrated his 18th birthday on September 4.
Bryson is survived by his parents and three brothers.
The cause of death has not yet been released.
Stay with WXYZ.com for updates on this developing story.
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