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Teen tubing in Poudre dies 1 day after being pulled from river

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 19:35:32-04

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – An 18-year-old tuber who was pulled from the Cache La Poudre River died from his injuries Monday.

The man was with a 16-year-old boy Sunday afternoon. The two teens were tubing on the river when they went over a low-head dam by Watson Lake. The 18-year-old fell off his tube and was unresponsive when bystanders pulled him from the river and performed CPR.

The teen was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased the next day. The coroner’s office has yet to release his name or manner of death.

The 16-year-old was pulled by firefighters out of the river by a rescue rope and was alert when taken to a local hospital. His current condition is unknown. 

Neither teenager was wearing a flotation device, according to the Poudre Fire Authority.

Officials also stressed residents should stay out of the Poudre River as it is running high and dangerous.