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Jared Negrete's another one

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disapp..._Jared_Negrete

Shocking negligence from the scout leader. As Jared was the straggler of the group, they left him behind and said they'd collect him on the way back down. When they returned from the expedition he was gone. The search turned up Jared's backpack, food supplies and his camera. He'd taken some snaps during the time he was missing, one including a close up of his face. Jared himself was nowhere to be found and he remains missing today.
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when I was about nine or so I was on a camping trip with my "Indian Guides" group and we had hiked to the top of a mountain. It was a hot day and when we got back I was so hot, I left the group and ran down to the dock and jumped in the water. No one else was around. I am was a good swimmer, but my exhaustion combined with the coldness of the water and I went into some kind of shock/paralysis where I could literally not move. The water was over my head and I thought I was going to drown. somehow I managed to grab hold of the dock and hand walk myself to the shore.

if anything happened slightly different I may have drowned and who knows if they ever would have found me.
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Young kids can be lost so easily if attention isn't paid to them. There was a case out here in Colorado of a little boy walking with family members, he wandered off the path, no one noticed at first... He ended up snatched and killed by a mountain lion.
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Hello Abby,

Your experience made me think of a story told by George Plimpton author of "Paper Lion." Apparently he liked to go night swimming by himself. One time he was out pretty far and got a real bad cramp and thought that was the end of him. The interviewer asked if it was thoughts of his wife and kids that gave him the strength to make it back to shore. He replied that it was some dirty movies that he had in the back of his closet that he didn't want anyone to find after it was gone.

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Hi Harry
when I was about nine or so I was on a camping trip with my "Indian Guides" group and we had hiked to the top of a mountain. It was a hot day and when we got back I was so hot, I left the group and ran down to the dock and jumped in the water. No one else was around. I am was a good swimmer, but my exhaustion combined with the coldness of the water and I went into some kind of shock/paralysis where I could literally not move. The water was over my head and I thought I was going to drown. somehow I managed to grab hold of the dock and hand walk myself to the shore.

if anything happened slightly different I may have drowned and who knows if they ever would have found me.
Yeah but that would've been your own dumb fault!

Leaving a child behind in the middle of nowhere is beyond neglectful, especially from an organisation like the Scouts. Something probably spooked the poor kid, or maybe he started to panic that they weren't coming back for him and set off to find them. Who knows?

I can vaguely remember another case where a mother was hiking through the woods with her young sons. One of them either ran on ahead or got left behind momentarily. When they went back for him he was nowhere to be found.
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Hello Abby,

Your experience made me think of a story told by George Plimpton author of "Paper Lion." Apparently he liked to go night swimming by himself. One time he was out pretty far and got a real bad cramp and thought that was the end of him. The interviewer asked if it was thoughts of his wife and kids that gave him the strength to make it back to shore. He replied that it was some dirty movies that he had in the back of his closet that he didn't want anyone to find after it was gone.

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It's not only in National Parks that these things happen. Here's a similar case from 1911 - http://paoddities.blogspot.com/2017/...-of-alice.html .

A four year old girl disappeared under circumstances where she really ought not to have. Over the next two months there were intensive searches, and all sorts of strange sightings and stories that didn't add up. Finally, her weathered, scattered skeleton was found by berry-pickers in a place that had been repeatedly searched, and it gave every indication of having been there for some considerable time.

For those interested in this sort of thing, I recommend the books "Unsolved Disappearances in the Great Smokey Mountains" https://www.amazon.com/Unsolved-Disa.../dp/1880308134 , and "Clueless in New England", https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005W1IESC...ng=UTF8&btkr=1 , about disappearances in the Bennington area of Vermont. Both are well-written, and left me unsettled.
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