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2 adults, 3 children found dead in Pa. cabin
foxnews ^ | May 03, 2014

Posted on 05/03/2014 5:33:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Two adults and three children were found dead Saturday inside a small cabin in north-central Pennsylvania, authorities say.

State Police Capt. David Young told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette the bodies were discovered by the owner of the 10- by 16-foot cabin just before noon in rural Washington Township in Lycoming County.

Young said the preliminary investigation showed no signs of foul play and the cause of the deaths was not considered suspicious. But state police are looking at all possibilities, including carbon monoxide poisoning, he said. A propane heater was found inside the cabin.....

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1 posted on 05/03/2014 5:33:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono; Bender2

Move that thing about an inch north and that’s where my cabin is. Good folks up that way.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 5:37:36 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: JoeProBono

CO poisoning...


3 posted on 05/03/2014 5:39:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: JoeProBono
How very sad   :-(

That's not too far up the road.

4 posted on 05/03/2014 5:39:59 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: JoeProBono

Wow...my family is from that Valley. Our cabin probably isn’t very far from there. What a tragedy.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 5:41:27 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: JoeProBono

Middle of nowhere (no offense to locals, but it’s definitely remote). I once lived near Mercer and then Butler, and one time in the fall we drove up to this area. Very beautiful, but certainly off the beaten path.

Prayers for these people. I assume it was CO2 poisoning.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 5:44:08 PM PDT by livius
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To: JoeProBono

It happens.
If you are running unventilated gas, get a CO detector.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 5:44:56 PM PDT by mylife
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To: JoeProBono

Sure sounds like CO poisoning. After some incidents years ago, I now take a keychain sized carbon monoxide detector with me wherever I go. In fact, I bought one for each member in my family and each employee.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: JoeProBono

Sad. RIP.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Vendome

CO poisoning...
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That does sound like a likely possibility. However, the following sentence from the linked article sounded somewhat strange to me:

“...Authorities say the property owner, whose name was not released, hosted a friendly get-together Friday night and slept in his truck outside the cabin before awaking Saturday and later finding the bodies....”


10 posted on 05/03/2014 5:49:06 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: JoeProBono

~~~ A propane heater was found inside the cabin.....~~~

Aw crud.


11 posted on 05/03/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: JoeProBono
Washington Township outlined in red. A lot of cabins there are on state game lands. Probably the case here. Guessing it's real close to places I know like 4th Gap, Gap Rd., Mohn Mill, etc.


12 posted on 05/03/2014 6:02:26 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: hecticskeptic


13 posted on 05/03/2014 6:03:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Yup... that’s what I got. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere without it. I spend at least 40 nights a year in hotel rooms and there were several reports this past year of pool heaters exhausting indoors and driving CO levels up (hotel rooms need fire alarms but not CO alarms). In my business, it’s also not unusual to walk into a plant and run across elevated CO levels.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 6:13:54 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: JoeProBono
A propane heater was found inside the cabin.

I guess it would trouble a reporter too much to ask, "what kind of propane heater?"

Some are made for indoor use; some are not.

15 posted on 05/03/2014 6:18:36 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

Good point, I have the Mr. Heater Big Buddy Propane Heater that is advertised for both indoor and outdoor use.
I’ve never used it and keep it only as an emergency backup. Would not use it without a carbon monoxide detector despite the claims.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 6:40:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Update from WNEP tv

link here

17 posted on 05/03/2014 7:11:43 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: JoeProBono
Another update from WBRE:

WBRE link here

Says the cabin was on private property. That makes it more down in the valley w/ the Amish than up on the mountain - where it's mostly state game lands.

18 posted on 05/03/2014 7:24:08 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: JoeProBono

How sad.

My son is in Seminary at St.Tikons.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 7:25:47 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Vendome
If it is CO poisoning they should be pretty certain of that immediately.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 7:31:58 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: JoeProBono

Catalytic heaters like yours are extremely safe.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 7:55:39 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: JoeProBono

They have designed and redesigned propane heaters over the years and they still terrify me. I have just heard too many stories about people dying using them.


22 posted on 05/03/2014 8:11:08 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: House Atreides

Not at all strange. Being a good host, he probably gave up his room to the three kids.

Such an awful tragedy. The kids were 8, 5, and 3 years old.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 8:19:29 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: JoeProBono

Senseless, preventable deaths.


24 posted on 05/03/2014 9:01:52 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Squawk 8888

Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Heater


25 posted on 05/04/2014 12:49:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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