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Three Scouts Dead After Sailboat Hits Power Line In Texas

Three Scouts Dead After Sailboat Hits Power Line In Texas

The 11-year-old who survived the Saturday incident during a scout outing on Lake O' The Pines in East Texas was taken to a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, Texas Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.

They were all were part of Troop 620 from Hallsville, Texas, Parks and Wildlife said.

When game wardens arrived at the scene, they found a Hobiecat Catamaran in flames with its sails up around 300 yards north of the power lines.

An 16-year-old was thrown from the boat into the water, where he died.

The scouts who died in the accident were 16 and 18. Both of the young men reportedly sustained extensive bodily injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third victim, an 11-year-old boy, was found unresponsive in a boat nearby and was given CPR by a few good Samaritans.

The third victim was airlifted to LSU Health in Shreveport.

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Two Boy Scouts were killed during a troop boating trip on an East Texas lake on Saturday.

"We have to come together as a scout family and make sure we are supporting those who are carrying quite a weight right now", Anderson said.

All three were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.

A vigil is being held on Sunday at Hallsville City Park beginning at 8.30pm.

Kelly Camp Weatherford, a friend of the Larry family, set up a GoFundMe page to help cover expenses for Thomas that reached its $10,000 goal in 20 hours.

Dewayne Stephens, CEO of the Scouts' East Texas Area Council, issued a statement thanking emergency teams for their response.

"They're on a lake with the Boy Scouts", Weatherford said. "We are working to determine what happened, and we are gathering facts as they become available". "The news traveled through the Scouting community quickly". We are cooperating in the investigation and will assist in the process as it goes forward.


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