CEDAREDGE, Colo (KKCO)
Aaron Henrie, 17, is still reported to be in critical condition.
A Tragic Accident
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee calls the incident, 'a tragic accident.' In a phone interview with KKCO 11 News on Tuesday morning he said there was no reason to suspect any sort of foul play. McKee told KKCO 11 News the boys were watching a movie in a camper in the garage of one of the boys homes. The sheriff's office investigation showed no malfunction in the generator being used to heat the camper, but a lack of ventilation in the garage caused the build up of Carbon Monoxide.
Aaron Henrie, 17. and Tyler Cooper, 15, are still in the hospital. As of Tuesday morning, Henrie was listed in critical condition and Cooper is in good condition. Both boys are still receiving treatments from the hospital's hyperpabaric medicine center.
Through the tragedy, Gates' parents say they're focusing on the positive.
"We're not the parents that lost Reid and lost their son," says Ken Gates. "We're the parents that got to spend 17 years with him, and wow, what a gift."
Timeline of Events
Monday night, hospital officials confirmed that one of the victims, 17 year old Reid Gates had died. Gates was a superstar in his town. He played football, basketball, and track & field.
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