Scout killed by flash flooding


7 NEWS LIVE AT 6:00 P.M. SHELLY: FLOODING CAUSED PROBLEMS ACROSS THE STATE THIS WEEKEND INCLUDING ONE DEATH AND A LOT OF DAMAGE. ONE ALBUQUERQUE NEIGHBORHOOD IS CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR HOMES AHEAD OF MONSOON SEASON. MEANWHILE, HIGH WATER LEFT BEHIND DAMAGE IN THE JEMEZ SPRING AREA. TONIGHT, WE KNOW THE NAME OF THE YOUNG BOY THAT LOST HIS LIFE IN COLFAX COUNTY. 13-YEAR-OLD ALDEN OF ROCK WAS SWEPT AWAY ALONG WITH THREE OTHER BOY SCOUTS. THE OTHER THREE WERE RESCUED BUT BROCK DID NOT SURVIVE. ERIC GREEN TALKS WITH THE SCOUT LEADER ABOUT HOW THEY ARE DEALING WITH THIS TRAGEDY AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. ERIC: THE POWER OF WATER AND FLASH FLOODING IS EVIDENT IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS. HIGHWAY 64 WAS COVERED IN SPOTS. THE SAME FLASH FLOOD ENDED UP IN WHAT SOME PEOPLE ARE CALLING A 20 FOOT WALL OF WATER. ONE SCOUT DIED, THREE OTHERS WERE CAUGHT UP IN THE FLOODING BUT THEY MANAGED TO ESCAPE WITH THEIR LIVES. THEY WERE ALL CHECKED OUT IN OUR INFIRMARY. THEY ARE CONTINUING ON THEIR HEIGHT. ERIC: A STEEP SENSE OF LOSS AND MORNING NOW HOVERS OVER THE RANCH AS THEY CLEAN UP DEBRIS AND TRY TO STAY STRONG FOR THE OTHER CAMPERS ON SITE. THIS HAS BEEN A TRAGIC DAY FOR SCOUTING AND THE PHILMONT FAMILY. ERIC: LOSS OF LIFE IS A TOUGH WAY TO LEARN THAT SOME CAMPSITES ARE VULNERABLE TO FLOODING. SCOUT LEADERS ARE REEVALUATING EVERYTHING. WE ARE RE-EXAMINING , ANYONE CAMPING IN AN AREA THAT COULD BE AFFECTED BY A FLASH FLOOD, ALL OF OUR CAMPSITES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY AWAY FROM THE STREAMS AND UPHILL FROM THE STREAMS. WE ARE LOOKING AT THOSE AGAIN WONDERING IF WE NEED TO MOVE ANY OF THOSE. ERIC: WITH MORE RAIN POSSIBLE IN THE AREA TODAY, EVERYONE IS ON HIGH ALERT. SHELLY: THE CAMPSITE WERE THE SCOUT WAS KILLED TYPICALLY SITS ABOUT 15 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL STREAM LEVEL. THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HAVE ISSUED A STATEMENT. WE ARE EXTREMELY SADDENED TO CONFIRM THAT THIS YOUTH MEMBER PASSED AWAY. THE INDIVIDUAL’S FAMILY HAS BEEN NOTIFIED AND WE ARE WORKING WITH DRUPAL LEADERS, PHILMONT, AND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH TO SUPPORT THEIR NEEDS. ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR AND THERE ARE NO

11 thoughts on “Scout killed by flash flooding

  1. I was at philmont at this time. I was at rich cabin camp next to the canyon. It was scary we were trying to cross the stream but the stream was carrying trees and debris with it at high speed along with hail and wind that bent our tent poles.

  2. RM6 2015: I was at Philmont too, my crew had camped where they had camped a few days before that happened. Very sad.

  3. I was at a camp called Cyphers Mine when it happened. I've been through countless storms, including Sandy and Irene, where I live and I can tell you; that storm was intense. The lightning lit the camp and there was hail on the ground for days. Luckily, we were not staying in tents and were on high ground.

  4. We arrived at Philmont the night this happened, and I am extremely grateful that we were not on the trail at the time.We actually found some destroyed camping gear from the troop that lost one of their scouts at Cook Canyon. Hiking through the canyon was a challence. We encountered several more rough storms on our trek. Alduin Brock, you will be remembered forever as one of our brothers in scouting.

  5. I've camped at Anasazi and never in my wildest imagination would I have thought a flash flood would come through that camp. Indian Writings camp is a little above Anasazi and the 2015 Philmont weather information doesn't show any rain there on that day, but it does show massive rain not far away. Nobody would have expected such an occurrence at Anasazi. If I'm there in the future I'll make sure my tent is on high ground.

  6. I remember that night. I woke up probably around 1 am and there was a continuous roar of thunder and lightning flashes every few seconds. My heart goes out to the family.

  7. I was on the trail while we heard this terrible news. I believe I was at Olpimipia.

  8. It was a rough storm. I still recall the young man in the mess hall. He was a blonde good looking guy. As an advisor and a parent, my heart goes out to the family. Not a day goes by that the parents don't think about him. We were about four miles from UTE Gluch.

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