Boulder City, Nev. • A Boy Scout group that took a hike in a Colorado River canyon over the weekend had tried to beat the heat by starting early, but they were no match for temperatures that soared to 115 degrees.
Scout leader and Las Vegas resident Clawson Bowman Jr., 69, was found dead Saturday afternoon about a mile from the trailhead, according to officials with the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Four other Scouts and another adult had to be rescued.
"It's just a tragic day for our scouting family and the church family that this group came from," said Shane Calendine, Scout executive with the Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council. He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the troop was affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.