Rayborn, Boy Scouts Reach Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit


A trial that was scheduled for Friday involving the Rayborn family and the Boy Scouts of America for a wrongful death suit has been cancelled.

According to a representative from the Seventh District Court, the two parties reached a confidential settlement agreement. While the agreement will not be released to the general public, both parties decided that settlement was the best route to take to resolve the matter.

The lawsuit stems from a young Boy Scout’s death in 2011. 12-year-old David Rayborn of Salt Lake was camping with his troop in Scofield when lightning stuck the boy. He died on scene.

The lawsuit stated that Boy Scout leaders had information that storms were in the forecast and that the area had a history of lightning strikes. The Rayborn family filed the suit against the Boy Scouts of America in 2012.

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