A teenage girl has died after she passed-out during outdoor conditioning training in scorching 100 degree heart.
Basketball player Imani Bell, 16, of Jonesboro, Georgia, was running-up stadium steps as part of a drill at Elite Schools Academy when she collapsed on Tuesday.
Prior to the incident, the student athlete allegedly had told her coach that she was feeling unwell but was instructed to run anyway, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
She was found unresponsive by Clayton County firefighters and later while being rushed to hospital her pulse and breathing stopped.
They started CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Bell but Imani was declared dead by the time she reached Southern Regional Medical Center.
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Imani Bell (above), 16, collapsed and later died after running in 100 degree heat as part of outdoor conditioning training for her school's basketball team
Bell (left) was a talented student according to her mom Dorian Bell (right), who one day hoped to play basketball for Stanford. Her parents are now left asking why she and other students were allowed to train in such hot temperatures
Elite Schools Academy (above) where Imani and other classmates were taking part in an outdoor conditioning drill that is believed to have led to her death
Now her family are asking why their daughter and other students were outside training on the hottest day recorded in the area - a scorching temperature that was last seen in 2007.
'Why were they outside? The heat index was too high,' Eric Bell, Imani's father told Channel 2 Action News.
Mother Dorian Bell said that after hearing the news of her daughter's death she 'sat their in disbelief.'
'It never occurred to me that I was not coming home with my child,' Dorian said.
Later doctors told her that due to it being the hottest day of the year so far she could have died from heat stroke.
The belief is fueled by medical staffs description that Imani's skin was 'hot like a stove and her body was stiff, so they had ice packs on her skin.'