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LEAGUE CITY, Texas (AP) — A retired teacher who last month began training to be a Southeast Texas volunteer firefighter has died after collapsing following physical drills.

A spokeswoman for League City on Thursday identified the cadet as 62-year-old Donald Mize .

Kristy Wyatt says Mize was taking part in routine physical training Wednesday night at a drill field when he collapsed during a cool-down session. She says Mize was transported to a hospital where he died.

Wyatt had no information on whether the former teacher in the Clear Creek Independent School District had a history of medical problems. She says everyone must pass a physical examination before training as a volunteer firefighter. Wyatt says Mize was also a member of a citizen police academy alumni group.

League City is midway between Houston and Galveston.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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