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Austin teen passes away after collapsing during football practice

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AUSTIN, Minn. (FOX 47) -

An Austin High School student who collapsed during football practice late last month has passed away.

Chris Fischer, 14, died Saturday "due to complications from cardiac arrest," according to his obituary.

"Peacefully and comfortably, without suffering, Chris drifted off to be with the Lord at 7:25 [Saturday] morning," wrote Lynn Fischer on Chris' CaringBridge page. "It is up to the rest of us to live life to the fullest in order to fill the void that we will all feel because we knew and loved Chris."

Chris was at football practice on the night of Tuesday, Aug. 22, when he collapsed on the field, according to a CaringBridge post. He was taken to the pediatric ICU at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. 

Visitation and funeral arrangements are being made.

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