The Poestenkill Gorge claimed another victim on Tuesday. Connor Reynolds, who would have entered his senior year at Brittonkill this fall, died on Tuesday. He fell, hit his head, and drowned.
It seems like this happens every year or two. Someone is drowned or paralyzed or otherwise severely injured while at the Gorge. Of course, there is really nothing realistic that can be done. People swim where they are not permitted to swim and the area where Reyonlds died looks like a place teenagers would want to swim, regardless of the risks or the prohibitions. Didn't three RPI students ('nuff said)need rescuing from the Gorge not so long ago?
Put up a fence? They will climb it. Assign some one to patrol the area? Not realistic. Just one of those sad occurrences. Being reckless is the hallmark of youth and there, but for the grace of God.....
Anyway, a sad story. The young man's mother is a single mom with cancer. Connor was her only child. A friend has set up a GoFundMe page to help defray the costs of the funeral. If you can, think about sending in a few dollars. It may, in a small way, help the grieving mother through what has to be a unimaginably horrific time.
Don't events like this make the lunacy of Troy politics look small, petty and inconsequential?
Have a safe 4th of July weekend.