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A list of Boy Scout outing deaths

December 05, 2010

In the past five years, 32 Boy Scouts, adult leaders and invited guests have died in outdoor activities. The list was compiled from news accounts, law enforcement reports, lawsuits and other public records. It excludes other deaths that involved occupational accidents, heart failures that occurred during nonstrenuous activities and transportation accidents.

1. Ian Joshua Miller, 2010, Coudersport, Pa. Sledding: head injury

2. Corey Buxton, 2010, Zion National Park, Utah. Hiking: lost, hyperthermia

3. Anthony Alvin, 2010, Gemini Bridges, Utah. Hiking: fall

4. Michael Sclawy-Adelman, 2009, Big Cypress National Preserve, Fla. Hiking: heatstroke

5. Timothy Nunn, 2009, Philmont Scout Ranch, N.M. Hiking: heart failure

6. David Campbell, 2009, Arkansas River, Colo. Rafting: drowned.

7. Craig McCuistion, 2009, Snake River, Wyo. Rafting: drowned

8. Daniel Fadrowski, 2009, Peach Bottom Township, Pa. Scuba diving: Heart attack

9. Luis Alberto Ramirez Jr., 2008, Yosemite National Park, Calif. Hiking: fall

10. Payden Sommers, 2008, Tar Hollow State Park, Ohio. Hiking: hyperthermia

11. Aaron Eilerts, 2008, Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Iowa. Camping: tornado

12. Ben Petrzilka, 2008, Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Iowa. Camping: tornado

13. Josh Fennen, 2008, Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Iowa. Camping: tornado

14. Sam Thomsen, 2008, Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Iowa. Camping: tornado

15. Finn Terry, 2008, Clackamas River, Ore. Canoeing: drowned

16. Sean Whitley, 2008, Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation, N.J. Camping: burns from campfire

17. Caleb Williams, 2008, Little Sahra National Recreation Area, Utah. Camping: tunnel collapse

18. Tyler Shope, 2007, Hidden Valley Boy Scout Camp, Penn. Camping: hit by falling totem pole

19. Thomas Fogarty, 2006, Portsmouth, N.H. Parade: fell off float

20. Paul Ostler, 2005, Camp Steiner, Utah. Camping: struck by lightning

21. Jeffrey Lloyd, 2005, Adams County, Idaho. Camping: fell from zipline

22. Luke Sanburg, 2005, Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Backpacking: drowned

23. Chase Hathenbruck 2005, Animas River, N.M. Rafting: drowned

24. Ronald Bitzer 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution

25. Mike Lacroix 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution

26. Michael Shibe 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution

27. Scott Powell 2005 Ft. A.P. Hill, Va. Camping: electrocution

28. Ryan Collins 2005, Sequoia National Park, Calif. Backpacking: lightning

29. Steve McCullagh 2005, Sequoia National Park, Calif. Backpacking : lightning

30. Kelly Beahan, 2005, Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation, N.J. Camping: hit by falling tree

31. Nicholas Johs, 2005, Atlantic Ocean, N.J. Boating: struck by propeller

32. Matthew Johnson, 2005, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. Backpacking: hit by falling tree

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