The family of a Southwest Missouri State University student who drowned on a fraternity outing has filed a wrongful death suit agaisnt the graternity. Parents of Steven Bengfort also are suing a resort in Hollister that hosted the event for the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity almost two years ago. Investigators say Bengfort, who was 21, and two other fraternity members took a paddleboat out of storage, in the middle of the night, without the resort’s knowledge. It capsized. The two friends made it to shore. He did not. Investigators say he’d been drinking. The lawsuit says the resort should have provided more supervision at the party.
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