Student-athlete whose heart stopped returning to court

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FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Luke Anhalt’s friends and family could very easily be grieving his death instead of celebrating his continued accomplishments at Calvary Christian School near Fruitport.

The difference came down to an AED in his high school gym and a basketball coach who acted quickly.

Everything changed for Anhalt on Dec. 13 during a light team practice. He missed a free throw so, as part of practice rules, he had to run down the court and back. He made it back to the free throw line before he collapsed.

“I saw him out of the corner of my eye," explained Jeff Zehr, the head coach for boys basketball at Calvary. “I didn’t think a ton of it at first. Then I called his name. I was down shaking him and trying to talk to him and suddenly I said, ‘Get the AED.'"

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