Boy collapses during little league practice in Salem

Boy collapses during little league practice in Salem »Play Video
Scott Elementary School in Salem (KATU photo).

SALEM, Ore. - A boy collapsed during little league practice outside a local elementary school on Friday and was taken to the hospital.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. at Scott Elementary School in Northeast Salem.

Alejandro Soto was playing nearby at the time and saw the boy being loaded into an ambulance. He said his sister saw him collapse in back of the school.

"My sister said that, I don't know, that he, like they were running, like for practice. I don't know, he started feeling bad and then throwing up blood," Soto said.

That's about all we know at this point. There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding what happened and at this point there is no official word on who the child is or his condition. We made several phone calls but were unable to get any more details. Under federal health privacy laws, first responders and hospital officials cannot release any information about the boy without permission from his family.

We do know that this is the second time this has happened at Scott Elementary School. Back in January, 12-year-old Isaac Arzate collapsed in a gym during basketball practice. Doctors learned that Arzate had a heart defect and the boy had surgery to correct the problem. He was released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.