NC 13-year-old dies of apparent carbon monoxide

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 26, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.



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BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — Transylvania County authorities say a teen has died and his father has been hospitalized because of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Sheriff David Mahoney told local reporters that it appeared the home was being heated with a device not intended for inside use when they victims were found Wednesday. Mahoney said it created a high level of carbon monoxide.

A 13-year-old boy died and his father was taken to a hospital for treatment. The names of the victims have not been released.

Medical examiner Angela Hinnenkamp said she's awaiting tests to confirm the cause of death.

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