On Oct. 11 at approximately 9:19 p.m., during the varsity football game at Veterans Field in Aitkin, Jackson Pfister, 15-year-old football player from Esko High School, collapsed on the field. Pfister was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Riverwood Healthcare Center with a serious medical condition. He passed away a short time later.
The investigation is being handled by the Aitkin Police Department and Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. According to the preliminary report from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, Pfister’s death is natural due to congenital heart disease.