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Esko teen dies of cardiac event during football game

ESKO, MN– An Esko High School football player has died after collapsing on the field during a game on Friday evening.

15-year-old Jackson Pfister suffered a cardiac event during a game at Veterans Field in Aitkin.

He was taken by ambulance to Riverwood Healthcare Center and passed away a short time later.

The Aitkin Police Department and Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.

Esko Superintendent Aaron Fischer provided a statement to CBS 3 and said quote, “Jackson was a tremendous young man that brought joy to everyone he was around. The entire community is grieving this loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

Superintendent Fischer says support services will be available to students and staff tomorrow from 3 until 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Services will also be available to students when they return to school on Monday.

 

Jenna Wells

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