CO: 8-year-old boy killed in hunting accident
Young Wiley boy killed in hunting accident
Jan 10, 2011
Las Animas, Colo. — An 8-year-old Wiley boy was killed in a hunting
accident Sunday, Jan. 9, in Bent County.
The Bent County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the hunting
accident near county road 30 and GG on Sunday at about 9:37 a.m.
Hasty/McClave Ambulance personnel were on scene performing CPR on the
victim, 8-year-old Reece Harbour, and they transported him to Prowers County
Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:25 a.m., according to a
report from the Bent County Sheriff’s Department.
Bent County Sheriff’s deputies, along with personnel from the Colorado
Division of Wildlife, conducted an investigation. Reece was duck hunting
with his father and grandfather. It was determined that this death was an
accident caused when the gun he was using had caught on a tamarisk bush and
discharged, fatally wounding him.
Reece and his family are residents of Wiley and Reece attended Alta Vista
School in Lamar.
The Bent County Sheriff’s Office extend their sincere condolences to the
family and friends of Reece Harbour.
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