A father, sons die hiking when inclement weather catches them by surprise. The family of seven, including the deceased, was staying in a cabin in Brushy Creek Lodge in Missouri. David Decareaux, 36, his eight-year-old son Grant and his 10-year-old son Dominic left the cabin to explore part of the Ozark Trail when they took a wrong turn and got lost. The three family members were wearing light clothing when they encountered bad weather. With nowhere to escape, all three succumbed to the elements, according to a Jan. 14, 2013 report by The Daily Mail.
When Decareaux and the boys failed to return to the cabin, Decareaux's wife and mother of his children phoned officials at the lodge. In turn, they phoned the sheriff's department, which launched a search for the missing hikers. They were found early on Sunday morning. Their faithful dog was standing watch over their lifeless rain-soaked bodies.
Heavy rains and temperatures in the 20s contributed to the deaths of the father, sons who died hiking. David was pronounced dead at the scene. His two sons were pronounced dead at a medical facility after paramedics worked to save them for two long hours.
The father, sons who died hiking are survived by Sarah Decareaux and three children, ages eleven, four and two.