Lawyers for the family of Tyler Madoff, 15, said Tuesday in federal court in Hawaii that Bold Earth Teen Adventures ignored or didn’t know about marijuana and alcohol use by trip leader Andrew Mork.
Officials say the company’s permit should be revoked for three violations on July 4. That’s the day 15-year-old Tyler Madoff from White Plains was swept off the west coast of the Big Island.
The parents of a White Plains teen who was swept out to sea in Hawaii have filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the tour company. The Madoff family alleged that on July 4, tour guides made a series of fatal decisions, including allegedly taking teens to a restricted area of coastline that broke the itinerary and ignoring high-surf advisories. The tour company has said this was a freak accident.
Relatives and friends told stories and comforted each other at a memorial service for 15-year-old Tyler Madoff who was swept out to sea in Hawaii.
Matthew Alzate, 15, doesn’t remember much from that day, but he knows kayak guide Ola Reed helped pull him from the dangerous surf.
There was a warning Wednesday for all parents from a New York couple having to come to terms with possibly never seeing their son again.
Fifteen-year-old Tyler Madoff’s parents say Bold Earth Teen Adventures showed poor judgment and no staff members stayed at the site to search for their son.
Coast Guard and fire officials have been searching 185 square miles for Tyler Madoff, a student at Scarsdale High School. He went missing off Kealakekua Bay on the southern coast of the Big Island Wednesday afternoon.