Local Pond Takes Young Life

Photos by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Photographer Sheryl Drost


September 1, 2008

Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters responded to a pond off Chicory Ridge Way in Roscoe where it had been reported a teen had possibly drowned. After an exhaustive rescue and recovery operation, the body of a 17-year-old was recovered from the pond.

Harlem-Roscoe Fire Chief Don Shoevlin says "This is an unfortunate incident whose outcome was not positive. It is incidents of this nature or magnitude that not only tries our physical endurance, but our emotions as well. We as a department never quit. We continued to work with multiple public agencies and utilized many available resources. All personnel involved from all agencies performed their duties in the utmost professional way. I am very proud of our firefighters for their tireless efforts and comitment. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the family and friends."

Thank you to Belvidere Fire, Blackhawk Fire, Kirkland Fire, Loves Park Fire, New Milford Fire, North Park Fire, Rockford Fire, Rockton Fire, Shirland Fire, South Beloit Fire, Lifeline Helicopter, IL/WI K9 Search and Rescue, Rock River Reclamation, Rockford Blacktop, Roscoe Police Officers, Village of Roscoe Trustees, Village of Roscoe Public Works.