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#13171 - 04/23/11 03:29 PM Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California

Boy Missing In Sequoia National Forest

April 23, 2011 4:37 PM

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Sequoia National Forest.


More here:
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2011/04/23/boy-missing-in-sequoia-national-forest/

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#13179 - 04/24/11 07:28 AM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: Bee]
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Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1556
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Sacramento ABC station is reporting that the incident was in Kings Canyon NP, not the NF. 10 Mile Creek. Dad and his kids were descending to the creek to check it out. Dad helped the boy onto rocks near creek, turned away to help someone else, and the boy was gone. Just like that. Clothing found downstream.

http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/video?id=8089607#global

Lead is initial report, details in third frame below.


Edited by saltydog (04/24/11 07:31 AM)
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#13180 - 04/24/11 07:31 AM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: saltydog]
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Registered: 03/11/11
Posts: 52
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
It doesn't look good. Lets just pray for a miracle.
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#13203 - 04/24/11 08:30 PM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: hike500]
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Registered: 02/03/11
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Search suspended till tomorrow, Nothing new today.
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#13204 - 04/24/11 08:31 PM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: Bee]
lawnerd Offline


Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 14
Loc: Exeter, California
Goes without saying that people always tend to forget how dangerous our rivers are. There is a lot of water flowing this time of year. Every year people die and every year people make the same mistakes. It is especially saddening when it is a small child. Prayers for a miracle and further awareness.

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#13227 - 04/25/11 02:20 PM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: Bee]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California

Searchers find body of NJ boy lost on Sequoia hike

The Associated Press
Published: Monday, Apr. 25, 2011 - 11:35 am
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 25, 2011 - 3:12 pm

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. -- Searchers believe they've found the body of an 11-year-old New Jersey boy who went missing during a family hike in the Sequoia National Forest.


Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/04/25/3577427/search-for-boy-gone-during-sequoia.html#ixzz1Ka0wHlxn

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#13228 - 04/25/11 02:21 PM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: lawnerd]
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#13241 - 04/25/11 04:50 PM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: lawnerd]
Mike Condron Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Now Manteca, CA
Originally Posted By: lawnerd
Goes without saying that people always tend to forget how dangerous our rivers are. There is a lot of water flowing this time of year. Every year people die and every year people make the same mistakes. It is especially saddening when it is a small child. Prayers for a miracle and further awareness.


Here is a thread on the Yose board that reflects your thoughts:



Edited by Bee (04/25/11 05:09 PM)
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#13271 - 04/26/11 02:26 AM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: lawnerd]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Sierragator volunteers with Kern County SAR. In speaking with him a few weeks ago when I was out there for some Death Valley playtime, he told me that a surprisingly large percentage of their SAR deployments are water rescues. I guess many of us, who spend so much time in mountains, tend to forget the dangers that lie lower down the trails.

I've only been in Kings Canyon once, but the ferocity of the stream and river flow astounded me. Easy to see how someone could get swept away in the blink of an eye.

An absolutely horrific way to end a vacation. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

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#13293 - 04/26/11 08:45 AM Re: Boy Missing in Sequoia National Forest [Re: Bee]
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Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Bakersfield CA
Just goes to show you how fast a trip and life in general can go to hell in the blink of an eye.
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