Teen killed tubing in Colorado visiting from Seattle area | AspenTimes.com

Teen killed tubing in Colorado visiting from Seattle area

FORT COLLINS (AP) — The 18-year-old who died while tubing on a northern Colorado river was visiting from the Seattle area.

Authorities said Tuesday that Maxmillian Lopez of Kirkland, Washington, drowned in the Poudre River near Bellvue on Sunday. He and a 16-year-old who was tubing with him were both knocked into the water after passing over a low-head dam, which are difficult to see from upstream.

Lopez’s grandfather, Raul Lopez, told the Coloradoan newspaper that his grandson had been visiting him. He said the other teen, who was hospitalized, is his grandson’s cousin.

He says he would like a remembrance plaque and a warning about the dam put in place to prevent future deaths.

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