3rd Boy Scout dies after vessel strikes energy line

AVINGER, Texas — A third Boy Scout has died from injuries suffered when a sailboat struck an suspended energy line on a lake easterly of Dallas, an central with Texas Parks Wildlife said.

The 11-year-old Scout died Monday at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, Texas Parks Wildlife orator Steve Lightfoot said.

The child was sailing in a catamaran Saturday with two older boys, one 17 and the other 16, when it struck the energy line at Lake O’The Pines circuitously Avinger, 150 miles from Dallas.

Daniel Anderson, arch handling officer for the East Texas Boy Scouts of America, pronounced a Scout personality reached the vessel within mins but the two older boys were already dead. The oldest teen was found in the vessel while the other two fell into the water.

Authorities have not expelled the names of the victims, however CBS associate KYTX reports the 11-year-old’s name is Thomas Larry.

Anderson pronounced the contingent was just off seaside when the catamaran struck the line operated by Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative. He pronounced other Scouts were at a stay site on private land and it immediately became apparent to them that the 3 were in distress. Another vessel circuitously collected the 11-year-old and took him to seaside to an available ambulance.

“There’s literally hundreds of campouts like this every year in East Texas and zero like this ever happens,” Anderson said.

It wasn’t transparent Monday because the energy line was suspended the water, in vicinity to watercraft.

Lightfoot pronounced no other sum of the collision would be expelled Monday while a reformation of the events is conducted by investigators.

Rob Walker, ubiquitous manager of Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative, pronounced in a matter that the company is operative to establish what happened.

“We are auxiliary in the review and will support in the routine as it goes forward,” he said.

Boy Scout members, teachers and friends shared stories about the boys killed in the collision and sang “Amazing Grace” during a candlelight burial Sunday night, according to KYTX.

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