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One teen dead during Boy Scouts camping trip; another teen injured

The teens were on a camping trip with a boy scout troop from Corvallis.

Posted: Oct 14, 2018 9:12 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2018 2:21 PM

UPDATE: The Klamath County Sheriff's Office identified the boy scout who died as 16-year-old Nolan Grant Henderson of Corvallis.

The sheriff's office said Search and Rescue volunteers from Klamath, Josephine and Lake counties assisted in the recovery of his body Sunday, a day after he fell while hiking near Middle Rosary Lake.

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KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. -- The Klamath County Sheriff's Office said a teenage boy scout is dead and another badly injured, after a they both fell while hiking in southern Oregon. 

The boys were camping there with their troop from Corvallis. 

Sheriff Chris Kaber said on Saturday, the boys were climbing a cliff near Middle Rosary Lake. He said that's when the victim grabbed a handhold that gave way and he fell.

Initial reports said the boys were seriously injured in a fall from a peak near the lake.

An Army National Guard helicopter and medical team was dispatched, and the 16-year-old boy was already dead when emergency responders arrived.

"It's been difficult for everyone involved," said Sheriff Kaber. "We reached out to the Lane County Sheriff's Office...they made notification to the family. I understand that was difficult. I'm sure there are quite a few families in the troop devastated by this event."

The team rescued the injured teen. Their names have not been released at this time.

Scout Executive Scott Impecoven with the Oregon Trail Council released the following statement: 

"Right now our concern is for the family of the young man and the Scouts and leaders that were involved. The family has asked us to not discuss the situation at this point and we are honoring the family’s wishes."

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