Harnett County baseball player given police escort as he returns home

HARNETT COUNTY, N.C, (WTVD) -- One sign read "Welcome Home Landon James," as a Harnett County teen was welcomed home from the hospital after collapsing during baseball practice earlier in February.

Driven by his mother, Erwin police escorted 17-year-old Landon Peregoy through town Friday evening as he made his way home. The community coming together along 13th Street as the motorcade made its way through.

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Peregoy collapsed during tryouts at the Cape Fear Christian Academy on the afternoon of Feb. 13.

Landon was released from Duke Hospital late this afternoon.

Doctors learned he has a genetic disease called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). ARVC is a heart condition that can cause an abnormal heart rhythm.
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