Teen Scout Dies On Trip To Italy

A 14-year-old teenager from the Pegasus Explorer Scout Unit has died in a swimming accident at the Lillaz Falls, in the Gran Paradiso National Park of the Italian Alps on Sunday.

The incident happened at about 1,800m above sea level while the scouts were jumping into the water, where inspectors were waiting for them during one of their activities.

Outdoor education provider Acorn Adventure said in a statement: "Although he was immediately rescued from the water and given CPR, tragically he could not be resuscitated.

"All participants were wearing buoyancy aids, wet suits and helmets, as is standard on this activity, carried out by hundreds of participants every year for the past 18 years. As yet, it is unclear why this participant lost consciousness as he entered the water."

The Guardia di Finanza of Entreves is leading the investigation.


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