- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WEST FAIRLEE, Vt. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy who nearly drowned after suffering a medical event while swimming last week in Vermont has died.

The Valley News (http://bit.ly/2atqCCX ) reports that the parents of Dylan O’Hearn said Friday their son was in the intensive care unit and wouldn’t survive the “near-drowning incident” on the public beach in West Fairlee.

Officials say the family chose to remain at the hospital until Dylan could donate his organs.

Officials say the boy suffered a cardiac event while swimming in Lake Fairlee last Tuesday. He had an underlying heart condition called Long QT Syndrome, which can cause fast or erratic heartbeats.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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