NV Couple Sues Boy Scouts Over Son’s UT Drowning

June 18, 2012

  • June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Assunta says:
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    “the boy experienced “great physical agony, pain and suffering in the knowledge of impending death, emotional distress … as well as the knowledge that he would never see his mother, father and brother again” I wonder how they knew that?

    • June 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm
      Jon says:
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      The phsyiological effects of drowning are very well documented. It’s not that difficult to make that statement.

      Otherwise, we wouldn’t have waterboarding as an “interrogation” technique.

      That being said, much of the plaintiff attorney’s argument is highly embellished to “prep” the intended audience.

  • June 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    sandman says:
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    I feel for their loss. But unless you keep your kid under lock and key, accidents will happen.

  • June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    wudchuck says:
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    being and eagle scout and cubmaster, BSA has always had strong safety record. things can happen and we know that it can be stressing to lose a family member. but to think what he thinks, is only a speculation, because you have no way to prove or show it… my heart goes out to the family… but remember scouting is not a profitable organization and does wonders for kids and encouraging growth in a variety of traits…

    • June 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm
      Jon says:
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      Two of my friends are Life Scouts and co-Scout Masters of their troop. They are the most ethical and moral people I have ever met. Their troop tends to end up with more than their fair share of troubled kids–and manages to turn them into upstanding citizens, Eagle Scouts, and in at least one occurrance–a Navy Seal. That being said–I don’t think people are demonizing the organization as a whole.

      A boy died in a 15′ deep roped off area while under the care of a scout scuba instructor. That should not have happened. They certainly have a case for negligence in this respect.

  • June 19, 2012 at 9:15 am
    ExciteBiker says:
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    This is why we can’t have nice things.



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