The official version of the death of only 13 year old Gregory Owens Jones was a fall.
However on various message boards the question of water supplies has been asked and left unanswered. Back in 1985 the quality of investigations were not of todays standard. Also regulation as it has been introduced later as result of these tragedies in the wilderness were not in place. We may never learn the full story which robbed this child of his life.
SUWS continues to be in operation today and are now owned by Aspen Education Group.
Victims in 1980s,
Washington boy in survival class suffers fall, dies, Eugene Register-Guard July 5, 1985