Trying to overcome loss in the family 17 year old Alec Sanford Lansing was placed at Trails Carolina, which is marketed as some kind of wilderness thing. During an outing he needed time for himself leading him to leave his group. During his time alone he fell and broke a bone. Unfortunately he fell in water which cooled him down causing his death.
Sometime away from home is not the answer when it comes to deal with personal loss. Marketing and television shows have made many believe that wilderness based treatment is safe. But nature can be cruel and unforgiving.
It is double tragedy for those left behind. First dealing with the loss which lead to his treatment. Then the loss of Alec himself.
May he find peace where he is now.
Autopsy: Missing teen died of hypothermia in Nantahala (Blue Ridge Now)