Student athlete remains hospitalized

Published 3:18 pm Friday, August 25, 2017

An Austin High School football player remains hospitalized following what school officials describe as a medical emergency Tuesday at Wescott Field in Austin.

Chris Fischer, 14

Chris Fischer, 14, collapsed during a practice and was transported to Saint Marys Hospital – Rochester campus. He is in the pediatric intensive care unit, where he is stable and sedated, according to his family through a CaringBridge site.

According to Austin Superintendent of Schools Dave Krenz, employees “responded to the medical needs of the student and called 911.”

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Krenz said Austin police and paramedics were called and took over the care Fischer who was then transported.

Fischer was taken by ambulance to Mayo Health Systems Center-Austin emergency room, and then flown to Saint Marys on a medical helicopter.

The family said Friday that he continues to improve and more updates will be posted on the CaringBridge site as they become available.

School officials say students and staff followed established procedures.

“We are very proud of our students and staff in how they dealt with this situation,” school officials said in a statement.

Fischer’s family asked school officials to share his CaringBridge site: