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The tragic death of Lorene Larhette (1971)


She was not the only person to die during those tragic days in 1971. She did not attend a wilderness program as we know them today where muscle men get the teenager from the teenagers own bed using handcuffs and other kinds of restraints but made the "volunteering" choice to attend the wilderness program because it would look good on her CV when later applying for a university.

But as with wilderness programs in the decades that followed, the employees were not prepared to rapid changes in the weather and that led to the tragedy in 1971.

Nothing was learned from this tragedy and that is the worst part. Teenagers continue to die in wilderness programs. Why did nothing change?


* Victims of the Troubled Teen Industry (1000 places you do not want to be as a teenager)
* Lorene Swan Larhette - 1971 (Today a child died - memorial blog)
* Survival test ends in tragedy (Rome News Courier, September 8, 1971)


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