"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.
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.