Tents turned to cages for trapped Boy Scouts

Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 13:30:48-04
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Newly released police reports and audio interviews show Boy Scouts and chaperones struggling during a deadly, northern New Mexico camping trip struck by a June flash flood.
The material obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican ( and released Sunday tells a story of a troop from outside Sacramento, Calif., fighting to get out of their tents as the raging floodwaters swept away the campsite. 
Witnesses say tents became makeshift cages, clinging to their bodies like Saran Wrap and forcing campers to rip holes with their teeth in a desperate attempt to get out alive.
New Mexico State Police said 13-year-old Alden Brock of Sacramento died during the flood. He was one of eight Boy Scouts participating in a 12-day trek at the Philmont Scout Ranch when the flooding came.