A 10-year-old Omaha boy who collapsed and died Friday had complained of flu-like symptoms, authorities said.

Sydney Kola, a student at King Science and Technology Magnet Center, died at Creighton University Medical Center.

Foul play is not suspected. An autopsy will be performed Saturday, said Chief Deputy Marty Bilek of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Bilek said the boy's symptoms included vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue.

He said the boy's mother called 911 about 12:30 a.m. and said her son had collapsed.

When rescue workers arrived at the apartment at 3533 N. 175th Plaza, they found the boy unconscious.

Bilek said medics performed CPR on the boy. He was initially taken to Methodist Women's Hospital and then transferred to Creighton, where he died about 6 a.m.

Investigators were interviewing the boy's mother Friday afternoon.

Sydney's mother, Betty Kola, is a native of Kenya who has lived in the United States for some time, Bilek said. Sydney lived in Omaha about seven months, he said.

World-Herald staff writer Maggie O'Brien contributed to this report.

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