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Utah Boy Scout Found Alive in Woods
Fox News ^ | Tuesday, June 21, 2005 | FOX News' Alicia Acuna and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Posted on 06/21/2005 12:29:03 PM PDT by sportutegrl

KAMAS, Utah — Boy Scout officials confirmed Tuesday that a missing Boy Scout has been found alive in Utah, four days after he vanished.

Searchers in the area where Brennan Hawkins (search) was located said he had no major injuries, however it could not be confirmed. He was found just before noon near Lily Lake, about five miles northeast of the Boy Scout camp where he was last seen Friday, said Kay Godfrey, director of public relations for the Great Salt Lake Council.

"He has been found, he is alive, and he's in pretty good shape for an 11-year-old boy," Godfrey told The Associated Press. "It's a modern day miracle that he's been found."

Rescuers said Hawkins was being transported by helicopter to a children's hospital in Salt Lake City.

The boy vanished from a Boy Scout camp in the Uinta Mountains (search) on Friday.

Emergency workers said Hawkins must have had to cross a river in order to end up where he was found.

Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said earlier that the boy's chances were good because nights had been warm, with temperatures falling only into the 50s. The area is about 100 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: boyscout; missing

1 posted on 06/21/2005 12:29:03 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

AWESOME!!

See the Boy Scouts do teach boys things. He survived for several days. Good for him. Next time however he should stay put and wait rescue...


2 posted on 06/21/2005 12:31:03 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: sportutegrl

Yeah Hoowie! Give that boy his badge!


3 posted on 06/21/2005 12:31:13 PM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals should be seen, but not heard..)
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To: sportutegrl

Thank you Lord and thanks to the rescue team who kept on looking for him!


4 posted on 06/21/2005 12:32:05 PM PDT by princess leah (\)
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To: sportutegrl

Praise the lord! I can only imagine his parents joy.


5 posted on 06/21/2005 12:33:21 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: sportutegrl

Thank God! I'm sure once his mom was done sobbing with relief and hugging him, she started smacking him upside the head with, "Don't you EVER do that again!!!" :-)


6 posted on 06/21/2005 12:33:25 PM PDT by Capagrl (Integrity is shown in what you do, not just what you say.)
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To: sportutegrl
Not trying to take credit, but to express the joy I feel right now, I stopped a couple of hours ago and said a short prayer for the boy and the searchers that he might be found.

So many times these things end tragically and I am sure that prayers played a large part in his rescue.

Thank you lord for bringing this young boy home safely.

Also thanks to all the volunteers actively searching for the boy
7 posted on 06/21/2005 12:35:15 PM PDT by nov7freedomday
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To: AZamericonnie

Our God is an awesome God


8 posted on 06/21/2005 12:35:48 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: edcoil
Next time however he should stay put and wait rescue...

... and dont cross a river that wasnt there in the morning.

9 posted on 06/21/2005 12:37:08 PM PDT by SandyB
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To: sportutegrl

This is such great news! With all the sadness of late, it's great to see proof of how wonderful God is. Thank you Jesus!


10 posted on 06/21/2005 12:37:20 PM PDT by Lucky2 (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: nov7freedomday

I also said a prayer earlier in the day after I watched an interview of the parents. I felt so sorry for the mom especially. She was having a very hard time holding it together. I just felt like he would be found. Never had that feeling before. Not in a long time anyway...Finally some good news.


11 posted on 06/21/2005 12:38:36 PM PDT by queenkathy ("Eat a live toad first thing in the morning. Nothing worse can happen to you for the rest of the day)
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To: sportutegrl

Boy Scout Ping....Praise the Lord... !!!


12 posted on 06/21/2005 12:39:50 PM PDT by Texans
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To: sportutegrl

Thank God for good news!!!


13 posted on 06/21/2005 12:40:47 PM PDT by libbybelle
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To: Capagrl

>> Thank God! I'm sure once his mom was done sobbing with relief and hugging him, she started smacking him upside the head with, "Don't you EVER do that again!!!" :-) <<

But Ma, we get a REALLY special, secret merit badge if we capture a snipe! :^)

(Only kidding... way to go, kid!)


14 posted on 06/21/2005 12:41:27 PM PDT by dangus
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To: sportutegrl

Whooohoooo! :-)


15 posted on 06/21/2005 12:42:03 PM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: CO Gal
Yeah Hoowie! Give that boy his badge!

Wasn't a boy scout, don't know which badge, but he certainly deserves a badge! I'm a Utahn and am very happy he didn't meet the fate of the kid last year.

16 posted on 06/21/2005 12:42:22 PM PDT by easonc52
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To: AppyPappy
Our God is an awesome God

Yes, He hears the prayers of His children through Christ.

17 posted on 06/21/2005 12:45:12 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: sportutegrl

Thank you, Big Guy!


18 posted on 06/21/2005 12:47:30 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: queenkathy

Re your tag line, the author should have inserted "or the toad"


19 posted on 06/21/2005 12:47:54 PM PDT by contemplator
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To: AppyPappy

My sentiments exactly! What wonderful news for a change, I can feel his parents' joy and relief from here.

God answers prayers! God bless the searchers.


20 posted on 06/21/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT by YankeeGirl (Certa bonum certamen)
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To: edcoil

Sorry, he broke the stay put rule. When you are lost, stumbling around in a panic only makes it worse.
That being said, I sure am pleased he is OK.


21 posted on 06/21/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
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To: sr4402

and if he had been found dead i assume the opposite would be true...


22 posted on 06/21/2005 12:50:51 PM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: sr4402; AppyPappy
Yes, He hears the prayers of His children through Christ.

Yes He does, but the young scout's next merit badge should be Orienteering.

23 posted on 06/21/2005 12:50:52 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: sportutegrl

""It's a modern day miracle that he's been found."



I attribute this wonderful story more to the actions of dedicated, caring, driven human beings, rather than 'miraculous' circumstances. It's amazing what determined people can do when they work together for a common goal. Glad the Scout is safe and he's certainly earned his Outdoor Survival merit badge!


24 posted on 06/21/2005 12:53:23 PM PDT by Blzbba (Let them hate us as long as they fear us - Caligula)
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To: eskimo

Orienting a map isn't a Merit Badge. I believe it was part of First Class requirements.


25 posted on 06/21/2005 12:53:27 PM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy
Orienteering is a merit badge. In my day it was "Map Reading". He did accomplish some of his Tenderfoot, Second and First Class rank requirements though.

Not to be picky, but he blew the big one by not staying in one place. Anyway you look at it, Boy Scouting teaches some valuable skills.

26 posted on 06/21/2005 12:56:53 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (Getting old sucks, but it is the only viable option!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How did he get lost? I remember the last one that was never found was simply walking a short distance and got turned around. I am elated over this one.


27 posted on 06/21/2005 12:57:44 PM PDT by mel
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To: kpp_kpp
and if he had been found dead i assume the opposite would be true...

No, the Sovereignty of God would still stand. God does hear the prayers of all His children in Christ. Have you gotten sick yet of what this world offers - death, destruction and degradation. Call upon the Lord Jesus Christ and turn away from wickedness and ask for Salvation. The Heavenly Father awaits with open arms with a Salvation to great for you to comprehend.

28 posted on 06/21/2005 12:59:11 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: sr4402; AppyPappy
Our God is an awesome God Yes, He hears the prayers of His children through Christ.

True, but he doesn't always say "Yes". If this kid hadn't been found, it doesn't mean God wasn't listening or didn't care.

I'm thankful that this kid was found and I'm thankful for God's mercy on my soul. But I would think no less of God if they had found the kid dead.

29 posted on 06/21/2005 1:00:32 PM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: mel

Kids, and some older folks, daydream. I don't know much about that area, but in heavy forest it is possible to be lost after a 5 minute walk.


30 posted on 06/21/2005 1:01:40 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
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To: edcoil

what a wonderful miracle!


31 posted on 06/21/2005 1:04:35 PM PDT by Pathfinder
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To: massgopguy
Orienteering was a merit badge in my day. Was it required for Eagle? I don't think so. The required ones had a white ring around them, the non-required had green. I think my orienteering badge was green.

Of course that could all have changed by now.
32 posted on 06/21/2005 1:06:02 PM PDT by The Dude Abides (Who wants some?)
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To: The Dude Abides

Praise the lord, some good news for a change


33 posted on 06/21/2005 1:08:53 PM PDT by littlelilac
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To: massgopguy
Orienting a map isn't a Merit Badge. I believe it was part of First Class requirements.

Believe me, there is. Search for it on the web; there is an image of it as well as the requirements.

34 posted on 06/21/2005 1:08:53 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: contemplator

Good idea but not enough room on the tagline. ;)


35 posted on 06/21/2005 1:12:39 PM PDT by queenkathy ("Eat a live toad first thing in the morning. Nothing worse can happen to you for the rest of the day)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I am pleased he is OK too. However, the stay put rule doesn't apply when a person is in need of water or shelter. I've always trained Scouts to be sure to observe the direction and landmarks they travel in and around and most importantly, when in thick vegetation or featureless terrain where prominent landmarks aren't present (semiarid deserts), MARK YOUR TRAIL, IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE AND FIND YOUR WAY BACK!
36 posted on 06/21/2005 1:12:50 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: The Dude Abides
Orienteering was a merit badge in my day. Was it required for Eagle? I don't think so.

Orienteering is still a merit badge; not an Eagle requirement though.

37 posted on 06/21/2005 1:18:49 PM PDT by eskimo
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To: sportutegrl

I love happy endings, let's pray for more of them.


38 posted on 06/21/2005 1:30:44 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Who owns this car with the peace sign, the mag wheels, and four on the floor?)
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To: sportutegrl

praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 06/21/2005 1:35:49 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE!)
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To: sportutegrl

That is wonderful.


40 posted on 06/21/2005 1:40:05 PM PDT by Jaded (Hell sometimes has fluorescent lighting and a trumpet.)
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To: Capagrl

Heck, I might smack him....


41 posted on 06/21/2005 1:49:03 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Guns kill and cause crime? Dang, mine must be malfunctioning....)
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To: SandyB


Dead on, and where were his 10 esentials,
and his Cub Master?


42 posted on 06/21/2005 1:49:42 PM PDT by CAP811 (One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place)
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To: mel

That's what my son keeps asking (he's 11). No matter how much of the good news I tell him, he keeps asking, "How did he get lost in the first place?"


43 posted on 06/21/2005 1:55:59 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: sportutegrl

Good news. I saw the story this morning and it gave me a little pang, being an old Boy Scout myself. Glad to hear that all's well that ends well.


44 posted on 06/21/2005 1:59:40 PM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: All

Here is a good topographical map of the area. The stream going south is the area where I searched yesterday. He was last seen where the two rivers meet in the middle of the map. He went west and was found a mile and a half south of Lily Lake.

http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=13&Z=12&X=324&Y=2826&W=3&qs=%7cKamas%7cUtah%7c

Thanks for your prayers and support.


45 posted on 06/21/2005 2:33:00 PM PDT by Rad_J
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I wonder how it is they found him DEHYDRATED next to a lake.

did they tell him "no matter what, don't drink the water"?


46 posted on 06/21/2005 3:03:32 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (don't piss on my koran and tell me it's raining.)
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To: AppyPappy
Our God is an awesome God

Amen AppyPappy!!!

47 posted on 06/21/2005 3:30:05 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (I AM an AMERICAN not because I live in America but because America lives in me!~Ray Cornelius~)
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To: AZamericonnie

What wonderful news! I am so glad to read this...


48 posted on 06/21/2005 3:59:41 PM PDT by ArkieGirl52
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To: sportutegrl

I am spreading this around as I think it needs to be seen.
You will not believe what the DUmmies are saying about Brennan Hawkins being found. Here is a link, prepare to be disgusted.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x3913194

They certainly show thier true natures


49 posted on 06/21/2005 5:34:26 PM PDT by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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