Mooney Falls Drowning

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Mooney Falls Drowning

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Jun 21 2012 1:19 pm

Very sad - and happened so quickly. Be careful out there
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/boy-sc ... 963f4.html
A 16-year-old Boy Scout from Utah drowned at Mooney Falls Wednesday afternoon during a hiking trip with his troop through Supai Canyon. . . .

Harrison was swimming with three other boys in the pool below Mooney Falls when he was sucked under by the current, according to Sheriff’s office officials. Another boy attempted to pull Harrison above the water, but was almost sucked under as well.

One of the other boys said they were attempting to swim under or near the actual falls at the time. The water was described as about five feet deep with a strong undercurrent.
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Re: Mooney Falls Drowning

Post by outdoor_lover » Jun 21 2012 3:46 pm

That's very sad and unfortunate.
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Re: Mooney Falls Drowning

Post by azbackpackr » Jun 21 2012 5:45 pm

That is really sad.
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Re: Mooney Falls Drowning

Post by Boscoaz » Jun 21 2012 9:16 pm

This is very sad and hits close to home. I was at Supai last fall and was pulled under a small waterfall just below Mooney. Luckily it was only about 8' tall but it still was powerful enough. I wasn't expecting the water to drop off so suddenly. Thank goodness I came back up. The last thing I remember thinking was that my daughter most likely watched me go under. I could only imagine the power underneath Mooney.

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Re: Mooney Falls Drowning

Post by Trishness » Jun 21 2012 10:56 pm

This is tragic....my heart goes out to the Harrison family.
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