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Teen survives four-day video game binge

Aug. 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM   |   Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Columbus, Ohio, teen was hospitalized after collapsing at the end a four-day binge of playing the video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," reports said.

Tyler Rigsby, 15, stayed in his room with his Xbox from Saturday until Tuesday morning, taking breaks only for naps, snacks and to use the bathroom, then he visited his aunt's house with his mother and collapsed twice, the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch reported Wednesday.

"He was very pale," said his mother, Jessie Rawlins. "He said, 'Mom, I just need to go home and get some sleep'."

Rigsby collapsed a third time outside the home, and 911 was called. He was hydrated by paramedics and taken to Ohio State Medical Center, where he was released several hours later, the newspaper said, noting that when he returned home, Rigsby unplugged his Xbox.

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