A Colorado based wilderness survival school has settled a lawsuit with the parents of a New Jersey man who died of dehydration last year during a grueling course in southern Utah.
The Boulder Outdoor Survival School is creating an annual scholarship in the name of Dave Buschow for people who want to attend the same 28–day course that took his life last year. Some money also is being paid to resolve the case.
29 year old Buschow collapsed and died on the second day of the expedition in the Utah desert in July 2006. Buschow's parents sued claiming negligence in their son's death.
The school had blamed Buschow, saying the former Air Force airman did not read course materials, may have withheld health
information and may have eaten too heavily before arriving.