Skip to comments.Utah Boy Disappears From Camp (Same location another boy went missing last year)
Posted on 06/19/2005 5:41:47 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
PARK CITY, Utah Search and rescue crews are looking for an 11-year-old boy who hasn't been seen since last night at a Summit County (search) scout camp.
Few details are available. The Summit County Sheriff's office says the search is still going on this morning.
The boy was last seen yesterday at the camp near the east fork of the Bear Lake River (search).
The sprawling, eastern Utah county includes the rugged Uinta Mountains, where 12-year-old Boy Scout Garrett Bardsley (search) was lost last summer.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Paging Michael Jackson....
Paging Michael Jackson....
Please pick up the red courtesy phone.
great. we are going to have to hear about this in the news all week.
You didn't hear much about the other boy last year because he is not a good looking white girl missing in a popular vacation spot.
I did a quick search and it appears that they never found the first boy.
Yikes. I wonder what is with the overalls and dirty shirt. It must be Michael's "farmer look".
I agree with that 100%
Reminds me of the "Simple Life" parody done on MAD TV, where Michael Jackson and Scott Peterson stayed with a farm family and did chores (and Peterson took particular delight in chopping chickens into a million bloody pieces).
Bad coincidence, I hope.
Stupid parents are a danger to children!
Why are the parents stupid, in this case?
where 12-year-old Boy Scout Garrett Bardsley (search) was lost last summer.
would you send your kid off to where there was an abduction last year?
"The sprawling, eastern Utah county includes the rugged Uinta Mountains, where 12-year-old Boy Scout Garrett Bardsley (search) was lost last year."
Without more information, this is like saying two boys disappeared in Connecticut. Only in a general sense can it be said that they disappeared from the same place.
Now, if they disappeared from the same scout camp, that would be significant.
The LDS Church sponsors more troops than any other sponsor nationally. Church leadership is usually quite effective in screening out problem youth leaders.
It,s not the parents are stupid, only because they are so caught up in their world of troubles they forget about the children. It is more about "me" than the children. I am a soutmaster in a troop, and I had a problem with a very smart boy scout. His main problem is his parents, his mother to exact. When his mother is not around he did fine, but when she was in the picture, his mood altered drastically for the worse. On a hike, we have a policy to never leave the troop
for any reason. We were out in the wilderness, and he left the troop to go on his own to find his way back to camp. He ran from one of the assistants, before he caught up with the child. When we got back to camp, I called his mother to tell her he was suspended for a month, and she became outraged. What I did i protected my boys, and myself. Should he became lost, I would have to face the media, the sheriff, rescue squads, search parties, and who knows whatever. His mother removed him from my troop and put him in another troop. Not only do we prepare scouts for leadership, but we scoutmasters have to do a lot of reparing by damaged parenting. Howl all you want, take care of your children
Sad! Sounds like the priests and molesting of children issue. Keep it quiet, ssh! Ridiculous to say the least.
Could there be a serial abductor in the mountains of Utah? >>
sure sounds like it.
THIS IS MY COUSIN THAT IS MISSING. His mom is my first cousin and I grew up in Bountiful, 5-10 miles from the Hawkins. Please be sensitive. I will be going to help search in the morning. My brothers went up this morning to help search.
Additional information: The boy who disappeared last year was not at an organized scout camp. Even though they were lost 15 miles from one another, the boy last year was lost while fishing at a mountain lake in a rugged area in the back country. His dad was fishing with him when he disappeared without any trace as he headed back to the tents. I went on a 50 mile hike through this area when I was a scout.
Brennan is lost at an organized scout camp that is used every year all summer long for scouting activities. The area is a large bowl without a lot of trees. The edges of the bowl have a lot of now thin timber that was recently burned in a forest fire. There is a river running through the camp that is not very big. maybe 10-15 feet wide and is higher than usual due to the heavy runoff this year. Brennen is 11 so he was not there officially as a scout. I believe most of the scouts there at that time were 16 and 17. Brennan went because he was invited by his friend whos dad was volunteering at the camp. He promised Brennan's Mom that he would take care of the boys. I can't immagine what the parents are going through or what their neighbor who took the boys up there is also going through.
My brother said you would almost have to try to get lost in that area because everything in the camp is in a mostly flat open area. Going up any hill means you are leaving the camp. The two most likely scenarios are that he drowned in the river or was abducted. They are doing background checks on camp workers and other people in the area. There just aren't that many people that live anywhere near there but there is a criminal investigation going on as well. There have been divers searching the river too. I will post more information when I can. Please pray for Brennan and his family during this horrible time.
Thank you for your post. Please keep us updated and you have my prayers for the little guy being found safe, sound and soon.
Agree....If it saves the kids life or catches the SOB who may have taken it .....who cares how long the media runs the story ? I have this cool little tool when I personally get tired of something on the TeeeeeVeeeee Noooooze. It's called a remote and I can change the channel any time I want . I don't even have to get up from the lazy boy recliner to do it.......:o)
Amazing what they're doing with technology these days.....
Exactly. I don't know where jern was coming from.
Prayers that searchers find him alive and well and very quickly.
This stuff breaks my heart. I am a cry babt anyway, but when children are involved, I fall apart. Poor little guy.
Parents might need to revamp the line of thinking which goes "kids are safe most of the time while separate from their parents" to "families should do things together as a family all the time."
Indeed. Keep your children close. Seriously. I know camping trips and Scouting are good for boys, but (worrier that I am) I never permitted mine to go on similar trips.
You did not read the article(s), did you?
The disappearance last year was not considered an abduction. In fact, this current disappearance is not considered an abduction---yet.
Please get the facts before you call names.
I completely understand your complaints. My wife is a former elementary teacher. We know all about the horrific parents out there.
However, your issues have nothing to do with this article. Please stick to the topic at hand.
All our prayers for your family.
Even though I am from Pennsylvania, I know your area well as having spent much time there in the late '80s. I understand the frustration everyone must be feeling given the relatively "open" terrain.
Saturday's search brought back difficult memories for many who searched for 12-year-old Boy Scout Garrett Bardsley, who disappeared last August in the Uintas and is believed dead.
The current search has hit Garrett's parents particularly hard. They said they are offering what help they can.
"My husband has been up there," said Heidi Bardsley Saturday afternoon. She said she was heading up to the search site to offer what help and support she could as well. Heidi Bardsley said given the circumstances, she was reluctant to talk about the situation.
In fall 2003, crews also searched for a mother and daughter from out of state who went missing while hiking in the Crystal Lake area. Their remains were discovered last summer near a crudely built shelter. The pair likely died from hypothermia, sheriff officials said.
Having a third disappearance so relatively soon will prove challenging, both physically and emotionally for officials as well. "We're no strangers to this, unfortunately," Edmunds said. "We'd like to find him within a few minutes, but we also know that it could take days, it could take weeks." The area where Brennan was last seen is a place commonly frequented by scouts, Edmunds said
I initially had my suspicions. But I've since done some research and discovered that apparently this scout came up missing only 15 miles from where last year's scout came up missing. Now I'm beginning to wonder. My own 12 year old son left this morning for scout camp near Bear Lake, Utah. Although that's nowhere near the other two camps, if there's a serial abductor on the loose, parents such as myself have reason to be concerned.
I taught my own son that is he ever got separated from the group and didn't know where he was, that he was to stay put and not try to walk out. That's good advice for a lost scout, but is completely inapplicable to an abducted scout.
Praying that they find this boy.
Do you know if there's an Amber Alert?
It's strange that there's no name or description of the boy.
In my experience LDS scout troops are no worse prepared than non LDS scout troops. Some troops are mediocre. Some are absolutely fantastic. Most are in the comfortable middle.
A freepers young cousin is lost!
See post #28.
Rad_J, I will pray very hard for Brennan's safe return.
Freepers = freeper's
Exactly right. I've backpacked the Uintas many times, alone and with my small children. It's a vast area with all sorts of hazards. Until I hear differently I'm betting they find the poor kid drowned in the river.
I thought a few weeks back; some remains were found and they thought it was the boy who disappeared as he went back to his car for snacks while his Father fished. . .dn'dt know if this is the same child. . .
Whatever the scenario; I hope this child is found soon. . .so sad.
Wondering if they have dogs looking as well. . .and if they had even tried a psychic. . .I would be calling any and all sources for help.
They used a plane, last week, in Aruba that had 'heat seeking' equipment looking for missing teen. . .
I hope and pray as well that a break comes soon and that Brennan is returned safe to his family.