Chick-fil-A Bowl Photographer Collapses at Game, Dies

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    This photo of Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin was AP photographer Dave Martin's final shot.

    This photo of Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin was AP photographer Dave Martin’s final shot.

    Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press (AP) photographer based in Montgomery, Ala., died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field at the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. He was 59.

    Martin ran onto the field immediately following Texas A&M’s 52-48 win over Duke and took photos of Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin being doused with a water bucket by his players, before collapsing while continuing to take celebration shots.

    Martin suffered an apparent heart attack and was administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the field. He was placed on a stretcher and taken to Emory Hospital Midtown where he died early the next morning.

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