Idaho Teen Drowns While Intoxicated on Freon - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Teen Drowns While Intoxicated on Freon

BOISE, Idaho - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy who drowned in a landscaping pond in Star was intoxicated on freon fumes before he went swimming. The Ada County Coroner on Thursday declared the death of Cody Liedle an accidental drowning.

Liedle was found Tuesday night submerged and unconscious in a small, landscape pond across from his home in Star. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead an hour later. The autopsy shows the teen was intoxicated when he went swimming in the pond. Detectives are investigating reports Liedle and a friend were huffing freon from air conditioners earlier in the day.

Freon is a refrigerant used to cool down air conditioners, and huffing, or inhaling, freon can create temporary sensations of euphoria. The autopsy report shows the intoxication contributed to the drowning.

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