Mother sues youth leader, LDS Church, over son’s drowning

A Colorado mother alleges The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and one of its youth leaders are responsible for her son’s drowning during a boat outing at Quail Creek State Park last summer.

Tory Jones, 17, was living in Hurricane with his father and grandparents. He went with John Robert Sorenson, an LDS Church youth leader, and five other youths to the reservoir on Aug. 4, 2011, according to a civil complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Tammy Jones. The reservoir is located about 13 miles northeast of St. George.

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