Boy do I regret posting this. Yes, it was bad judgement on my part. If "delete post" was an option, I'd have pressed it already. In fact I've asked the moderators to remove it. I get it - it was bad form.
And I do feel terrible for the family involved. My sincerest condolences go out to them.
Please, everyone, I get it. I really do. I posted out of an emotional response. Bad form, shouldn't have done it. Should have NEVER posted after I stumbled across this forum in the first place. Didn't choose my tone or thoughts carefully, and shouldn't have dug up an old thread in the first place.
I kindly ask we let this die. Please.
Best of luck in all your outdoor adventures.