"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tragedy at The Falls

Tragedy occured yesterday at The Falls. I heard the sirens but it wasn't until a couple hours later that I heard what had happened. The initial story is that a father and son (approx. 10 - 12 years old) were arguing. In the heat of the argument the boy jumped over the retaining wall and into the falls. As we all know how stories are intially, the truth may be different from this. However, it is true that a boy went over the falls (which one, the Upper, the Lower of both is unclear at this time) and was killed. Helicopters were brought in to search for his body and at this time it is unclear if it has been found. However this story comes out it is a horrible horrible situation and my co-workers and I were saddened by it.