What happened to Linden Feldman deserves more than the lawsuit that has been filed against the Boy Scouts of America to compensate Mr. Feldman for severe personal injuries inflicted upon him by outrageous misconduct by Scout leaders and more importantly to make sure this NEVER happens again.
On May 9, 2009, Mr. Feldman took his children to the Scout-O-Rama at Kelley Park in San Jose to have a great day with his children and their friends. No one ever imagined that he would fall 25 feet, a fall that was absolutely impossible to occur and one that “just could never happen.” The fall has changed his life forever and it horrified his children who watched their father free fall to the ground.
Mr. Feldman’s injuries occurred when he trusted Scout leaders to safely hook him and his children to a zip-line. Actually, he thought that he was taking a ride on the zip-line, but because the operators of the zip-line stupidly failed to attach a poorly designed safety harness to the zip-line, it was only attached to a thin piece of nylon that was incapable of holding his weight. The light tether had held children who rode the zip-line before him that morning, including his own children, and believing that his safety harness was safely shackled to the zip-line. Mr. Feldman jumped from the tower, and a terrifying instant later he slammed to the ground.
Mr. Feldman as he was jumping