Speed Reads

tragedies

Third Boy Scout dies days after boat hit power line

An 11-year-old Boy Scout died Monday at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, two days after the catamaran he was in hit an overhead power line on a lake in east Texas.

The Scout, whose name has not been released by authorities, was just offshore with two older Scouts, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, when the catamaran hit the line. Daniel Anderson, COO for the East Texas Boy Scouts of America, told CBS News that a Scout leader was at the boat within minutes of the accident; he found the two older boys dead, and the 11-year-old was picked up by another boat and rushed to an ambulance. "There's literally hundreds of campouts like this every year in east Texas and nothing like this ever happens," Anderson said.