Scottish footballer dies in his US college room

A young British footballer has died after collapsing in his college apartment in the US.

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Peter McAvoy, 22, a student at Herkimer College in New York State, died on Saturday evening.

Campus safety officers tried to revive him after he collapsed in his apartment.

Mr McAvoy, from Dundee, who was captain of the college soccer team, was taken to nearby Little Falls Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Dean of students Matthew Hawes said: "Our deepest condolences are with Peter's family as they grieve this tragic loss.

"Our thoughts are also with his team-mates, coaches, friends, faculty and staff during this difficult time."

The cause of his death is not known and a post-mortem examination will be carried out, the college said.

Mr McAvoy was named national player of the year last year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The college is holding a candlelit vigil in his memory at its Wehrum Stadium this evening.

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