Ferdinand teen’s death investigatedNovember 18, 2013
From local sources
BRISTOW — Authorities in Perry County are investigating the weekend death of a Ferdinand teen.
Perry County first responders and an ambulance arrived at the scene, but 18-year-old David A. Auffart of Ferdinand was pronounced dead, according to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to a wooded area off Apricot Road in the Bristow area at 8:40 p.m. Saturday in reference to a male receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation after he became unresponsive, according to the sheriff’s department.
Witnesses and family members told authorities Auffart was riding an all-terrain vehicle when he stopped and complained of dizziness, according to the sheriff’s department. Shortly after that, authorities said, he collapsed and became unresponsive.
An autopsy conducted Sunday is reported to have found that Auffart, who had reportedly been at a family deer camp in Perry County when he was stricken, had a previously unknown heart condition that proved fatal.
Auffart, the son of Daryl and Cathy Auffart of Ferdinand, graduated from Forest Park High School in May of this year and was a freshman at Purdue University, where he was in the concert band. He was a 10-year Dubois County 4-H member.
While at Forest Park High School, he was an honor roll student who competed on academic teams and played a saxophone in the Rangers’ 2012 state championship marching band. He was an active parish and youth group member at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church where he sang in the high school choir.
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