Florida Boy Scout Dies on 7.7 Mile Hike

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In Naples, Florida, officials have reported that a 17 year old boy scout (Michael Abelman) died while on a hike in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Collier County, Florida Sheriff’s Office reported that the death may have been related or caused by a medical problem. Due to the age and circumstances of the death, I suspect that an autopsy will be performed to determine cause and manner of death. It is certainly tragic that Michael Abelman died at such a young age. Typically, young men who remain in the boy scouts through their late teens are dedicated individuals with a bright future ahead of them. You can read more about this story at 17 Year Old Boy Scout Dies While on 7.7 Mile Hike in the Big Cypress National Preserve.