MEEKER, Colo. (AP) – Moffat County authorities say one hunter has died and two have been taken to a hospital in a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning in northwestern Colorado.
Moffat County Sheriff’s Lt. KC Hume says investigators believe the men were using a heater inside a tent after temperatures on Sunday dropped below zero.
Hume identified the dead hunter as 78-year-old Lonnie Anderegg. The injured included 53-year-old Lonnie Anderegg Jr., and 53-year-old Jack Humphrey. Hume said all three were from southern California, but their hometowns were not available.
The hunters were camping a mile north of Meeker, about 150 miles west of Denver.
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