- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - A service will be held at a Houston-area church to remember a 14-year-old swimmer who died after contracting a brain infection linked to a rare amoeba.

Michael Riley Jr. died Sunday. A memorial service was scheduled Friday night at Sugar Creek Baptist Church in Sugar Land.

Relatives say the boy developed a headache and became disoriented after swimming with his cross country team Aug. 13 at a lake north of Houston. He was diagnosed with a rare type of encephalitis, called primary amebic meningoencephalitis.

Associate Pastor Clif Cummings said Tuesday that Riley was not a Sugar Creek Baptist Church member but earlier attended church camp and made lots of friends. Cummings says the teen took part in church activities several weeks before the unrelated outing in which he became sick.


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