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Family Sues After Son Dies on 'Aggressive' Boy Scouts Hike

'He wasn't prepared' for advanced hike, parents say

(Newser) - The grieving parents of 15-year-old Reid Comita say he died after going on a hike the Boy Scouts should never have sent him on. The Texas teenager died from heat stroke in June while on an "Intro to Backpacking" course that would have been his final task to become... More »

Family Sues After Teen Dies Trapped in Locked Car

Girl, 14, couldn't escape after doors locked from outside

(Newser) - A California family is suing BMW after their vehicle became a death trap for their 14-year-old daughter . Graciela Martinez's older brother drove her to school in the family's 1997 BMW 328i early one morning last fall and left her inside to get extra sleep before classes began. He... More »

California Teen Dies Trapped in Car at School

She has heat stroke after apparent lock malfunction

(Newser) - A 14-year-old California girl is dead after reportedly getting trapped in her family’s car at her high school. Graciela Martinez was found Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Madera South High School, located about 25 miles north of Fresno. Police say the 1997 BMW had some sort of... More »

Louisiana Tech Mascot Dies of Heat Stroke

Worker who left dog outside, covered up death, fired

(Newser) - Louisiana Tech fans suffered anxiety and then heartbreak because of a negligent animal care worker who left their beloved mascot outside in 100-degree heat. The English bulldog, Tech XX, died of heat stroke, but the worker covered up the death, telling people that the dog had gone missing, reports the... More »

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