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High school football player from Esko collapses on field and dies

Jackson Pfister was 15 years old.

Authorities are investigating the death of a high school football player during a varsity game in Aitkin.

According to the Aitkin Police Department, 15-year-old Jackson Pfister, who was playing for Esko High School, collapsed on the field at around 9:19 p.m. Friday night.

He was taken by ambulance to Riverwood Healthcare Center "with a serious medical condition" and died a short time later, a news release says: 

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pfister family, Jackson’s teammates and the Esko community," the department says. 

Cause of death is still unknown; the police department and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office are looking into it. 

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