Obviously, an extremely sad turn of events. I feel horrible for his family. My son is the same age as this young man and he is a laxer also and he actually was the one who found the story online in my house. The 1st thing my son said was "Dad, I wonder if he had a good pair of shoulder pads with a heart guard protection."
Point is good equipment can possibility help prevent something like this, but you truly never do know. But, at MOST games/tournament there is NOT an EMT/Ambulance presence WHATSOEVER! Also, coaches should be required to be trained in CPR or the ability to use AED's.