Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Boy Scout dies while on camping trip

4 years 11 months 5 days ago Sunday, June 28 2015 Jun 28, 2015 June 28, 2015 11:56 AM June 28, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

CIMARRON, N.M. - New Mexico State Police say a Boy Scout on a camping trip with his troop has died after he and three other teens were swept away in a flash flood.

Sgt. Chad Pierce says eight Boy Scouts, three adult crew leaders and a scout ranger were on a 12-day trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch on Saturday when the flooding hit.

Pierce says at about 4:30 a.m., floodwaters came through the canyon where they were camping and swept away four boys, all between ages 14 and 17.

Ranch employees rescued three.

State Police were called around 9:30 a.m. and a rescue team recovered the remaining boy's body roughly a mile from where he was swept away.

Authorities are not releasing the boy's identity.

The area is in northern New Mexico, near the Colorado state line.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days