Body of teen athlete McKenzie returns home Friday
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The body of 18-year-old Jamaican runner Cavahn McKenzie who died Saturday following the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross-country Championship, in Mt Irvine, Tobago, is expected to be flown home Friday.
According to reports in the Trinidad press, Caribbean Airlines has agreed to transport the body from Trinidad to Jamaica, following the conclusion of further blood tests and logistics.
The St Jago High school student collapsed following his participation in the junior men’s 6k event and was taken to the Scarborough General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to reports in the Trinidad Guardian an autopsy was performed at the Forensic Sciences Centre in St Clair, where it was confirmed that the teenager died of a heart attack.
McKenzie, affectionately called Jaguar, concluded his last run in just over 20 minutes, placing 21st.