Wednesday, May 2, 2007

That's Tragic


BOULDER, Utah - By Day 2 in the blazing Utah desert, Dave Buschow was in bad shape. Pale, wracked by cramps, his speech slurred, the 29-year-old New Jersey man was desperate for water and hallucinating so badly he mistook a tree for a person.

After going roughly 10 hours without a drink in the 100-degree heat, he finally dropped dead of thirst, face down in the dirt, less than 100 yards from the goal: a cave with a pool of water.

Families are correctly pissed. The Boulder Outdoor Survival School, aka BOSS, said that Buschow waived the school of liability. I don't know who's right and who's wrong, but I'm sad for the family and their loss. I can't even really make a joke about this even though I would like to.