Commandeered Kayak Saves Lives
It was early July when the Ludlow Fire Department received a call from a panicked young girl. Two adults and three children were actively drowning in the Chicopee River off Red Bridge Road.
Ludlow and Wilbraham firefighters responded to the emergency. The children and two adults were swiftly rescued with the help of borrowed kayaks used by the firefighters at the scene. Tragically, two other adults that entered the water to rescue the children before safety officials had arrived could not be located in the river.
Hearing the compelling story of heroic rescue and tragic loss, PV Financial Group realized an opportunity to make a unique and meaningful contribution by donating a 13-foot safety kayak.
“We only hope that this tragedy is a powerful reminder of the dangers associated with moving water,” remarks Chief Pease.Read More