Ferdinand Teen’s Death Investigated

An 18-year old Dubois County man died Saturday night while deer hunting at a family deer camp in Perry County.

Perry County authorities say David Auffart of Ferdinand was pronounced dead when first responders were called to a wooded area in the Bristow area Saturday night.

Witnesses and family members told Perry County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene that Auffart was riding an ATV when he stoppe and complained of dizziness.   A short time later, Auffart collapsed and became unresponsive.

Autopsy Sunday found that Auffart had a previously unknown heart condition that proved fatal.

Funeral arrangements for David A. Auffart are pending.

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