Two Delta High School seniors were burned when someone reportedly tossed a gas can on a bonfire, causing it to flare up. The two girls, Callie Gafford and Natalie Larkin, both 18, were at a gathering at a BLM campsite near the Gunnison River Saturday, March 23.
They were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital by a private party around midnight, treated and released.
"Our investigation is ongoing as we attempt to find out who threw what into the fire," said Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee. "It is also apparent that alcohol was being consumed and that most of the participants at the party were minors. However, by the time we got to the party location everyone was gone. A large number of alcohol containers and other trash was left and BLM is conducting their own investigation into the littering and damage to campgrounds.
"As we go into spring it is a good time to remind those under the age of 21 that consuming or possessing alcohol has serious consequences such as significant fines, probation and loss of driving privileges," he continued. For those planning to join the armed forces, charges can derail those plans, he said.blog comments powered by Disqus