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Wilderness School Faces Lawsuit Over Man's Death

Wilderness School Faces Lawsuit Over Man's Death

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(KSL News) The family of a New Jersey man who died of thirst during an outdoor survival course in the Utah desert is suing the wilderness school.

Dave Buschow, 29, died of dehydration last July during an expedition led by the Colorado-based company "Boulder Outdoor Survival School."

Campers told authorities Buschow was hallucinating and cramping, but guides never offered him anything to drink. He collapsed and died 100 feet from a pool of water.

Buschow's mother, Patricia Herbert, said, "The most difficult thing for me is picturing those last few minutes, knowing he could hear everybody in the distance at the water and knowing he couldn't make it. And that nobody helped him."

The school denies any negligence and instead blames Buschow.

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