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Pile of Dead Kids:
Hey, parents! You keep sendin' em, I'll keep pilin' em!

It was a slow death freezing to death. Terrible:

--- Quote ---Autopsy: Missing teen fell, broke hip, died of hypothermia
WYFF 4 news, Nov 25, 2014

Teen walked away from wilderness therapy camp

Sylva, NC —The body of an Atlanta teen was found over the weekend in Western North Carolina.

Alec Lansing,17, had been missing since November 10.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said the teen walked away from from a wilderness therapy camp called "Trails Carolina."

The sheriff's office said Alec had been seen by a convenience store clerk a few miles away from the camp. But they were unable to confirm the clerk had actually seen Alec because of technical difficulties with the store's video equipment.

A massive search effort was held for Alec. State officials conducting nearby cold weather exercises volunteered in the search effort, but they were still unable to find the teen.

Alec's body was found in a stream on Saturday.

Investigators believe he climbed a tree and fell into the stream below, breaking his hip in the process.

Authorities said Alec was unable to move afterward because of the broken hip.

An autopsy conducted Monday revealed Alec died from hypothermia.

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--- Quote from: US News ---Death of 12-Year-Old at North Carolina Nature-Based Therapy Program Under Investigation

LAKE TOXAWAY, N.C. (AP) ? Authorities in western North Carolina said they were investigating the death of a boy at a nature-based therapy program over the weekend.

The Transylvania County Sheriff?s Office was investigating the death of the juvenile from Trails Carolina in Lake Toxaway on Saturday, Sheriff Chuck Owenby said in an email Tuesday. The investigation was previously reported by WLOS-TV. Authorities were awaiting the results of an autopsy and don't plan to release further information at this time, Owenby said.

Staff at Trails Carolina called 911 around 8 a.m. Saturday when a 12-year-old student who had enrolled the day before did not respond to attempts to wake him and emergency personnel could not resuscitate him, the program said in a statement. Trails Carolina is cooperating with investigators and has retained outside professionals to help conduct an internal investigation, the program said.

?We are shattered by the tragic loss of a young life and our deepest sympathies are with the student's family and loved ones,? the program said in its statement. ?Our priority is to acknowledge and respect the unfathomable impact on their lives and maintain the integrity of the investigation into the cause.?

Trails Carolina, which is located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Asheville, describes itself as a nature-based therapy program that helps 10- to 17-year-olds ?work through behavioral or emotional difficulties, build trusting relationships with their family and peers, and achieve academic success.?
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