16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

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16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

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Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

Post by LosDosSloFolks » May 02 2019 6:35 pm

As an Eagle Scout and former Troop Leader I'm very surprised that it was reported that they "ran out of water" half way through the hike. To "be prepared" was always taken to extremes as I recall. Much more than just a motto. So very sad to lose someone so young.
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Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

Post by big_load » May 02 2019 8:00 pm

This sort of thing should just never happen. Very sad.

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Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

Post by rcorfman » May 02 2019 9:51 pm

LosDosSloFolks wrote:
May 02 2019 6:35 pm
As an Eagle Scout and former Troop Leader...
Fixed it.

Yeah, this is just bizarre. I'm completely baffled how everyone in the group ran out of water by the top. Very strange, very sad.
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Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

Post by chumley » May 03 2019 9:04 am

Like most stories in modern media, there's probably a lot more to it than what is being reported (e.g., was there another contributing medical condition involved).

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Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

Post by Sredfield » May 03 2019 9:33 am

I was thinking the same thing.

So sad.
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Re: 16 y.o. Boy Scout Dies on Picacho Peak

Post by hikeaz » May 03 2019 6:10 pm

Media always seem to hype the 'water' issue...none of these trails are long or arduous to become 'critically' dehydrated in just an hour or two. My senses If I had any) would point to heat stroke. Regardless of THIS outcome, the media could do the recreational hiker base a service by being educational on the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and their treatment. When seconds count, 'help' is minutes or hours away.
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