To the Editor:
It was disturbing reading the article about the man driving into a retention pond.
If it were my family member, I would want all the help and personnel required for the rescue. It was disheartening to learn the man did not survive.
What I also found disturbing was it took the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire department, along with fire departments from Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Fox River Grove, Woodstock, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, Nunda Township, Cary, McHenry, Lakewood and Wonder Lake (13 departments total), plus a water rescue team with an additional 30 personnel and 11 pieces of equipment to rescue one man, in one car, in a 6-foot deep pond.
Another article said the 13 fire departments were needed to recover the vehicle.
Were 13 fire departments necessary, or is this yet another example of government waste and abuse of hard-earned taxpayer money?