LAKE TOXAWAY, North Carolina — Tragedy struck at a wellness therapy camp in North Carolina when a 12-year-old boy was found dead just one day after his arrival. The child, who remains unnamed, was discovered unresponsive at Trails Carolina, a camp known for its therapeutic programs.
Emergency services were called on Saturday morning when the boy could not be woken up or revived, according to a statement released by Trails Carolina. The cause of death remains a mystery, leaving the camp and authorities searching for answers.
Trails Carolina released a statement expressing their devastation and offering their deepest sympathies to the boy’s family and loved ones. The camp emphasized the importance of respecting the family’s privacy during this difficult time and ensuring the integrity of the ongoing investigation.
The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident, while Trails Carolina is fully cooperating with the authorities. The camp, established in 2008, is described as a multi-dimensional adventure therapy program that combines the therapeutic aspects of a residential treatment center with the healing benefits of outdoor behavioral healthcare.
Further details pertaining to the unfortunate incident have not been disclosed as the investigation continues.