A friendly game of volleyball turned tragic Sunday at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium in Menlo Park.
Yuriy Mykhaylin, 49, of Millbrae, reportedly suffered a heart attack and was pronounced dead after being transported to Stanford hospital on Sunday, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office.
Initial reports from the coroner's office and two other local agencies stated the incident happened on Monday while the victim played basketball.
But an eyewitness, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Almanac that she was playing badminton on the other side of a divider from Mr. Mykhaylin's volleyball game when he suffered the attack.
She urged everyone to learn how to use the automated external defibrillators (AEDs) mounted on the gym walls.
"You just wonder, could I have done something? Would it have made a difference?" she said. "It's so sad."
The Almanac has now confirmed the initial reports were wrong, and will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.