Cause of death released for Cameron Gallagher, teen who died after Shamrock Half-Marathon

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jul 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-14 17:30:50-04
 Cameron Gallagher (PHOTO:  Gallagher family)

Cameron Gallagher (PHOTO: Gallagher family)

RICHMOND, Va. — The cause of death has been released for the Freeman High School student who died in March after crossing the finish line of the Shamrock Half-Marathon in Virginia Beach.

The Hampton Roads Medical Examiner’s Office said Cameron Gallagher died of an irregular heartbeat associated with physical exertion and dehydration.

Her father told CBS 6 News that the family will continue to look into a possible genetic cause.

Dave and Grace Gallagher are organizing a 5k in her honor in Richmond.

The Speak Up 5k benefits the Cameron Kathleen Gallagher Memorial Foundation, which helps kids battling depression. The race will be held on Sept. 6 in Byrd Park.


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