The strainer that took the life of Jordan Engler on Labor Day weekend was removed today by the NY Army National Guard. The work was made possible by an emergency declaration issued from Governor Cuomo's office yesterday that allowed the removal of stream debris in advance of the approaching hurricane Joaquin.
To read more about the removal and see photos here is a link to the Watershed Post article.
Earlier this week Jordyn Engler's father spoke publicly for the first time about the events of that tragic day. http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/father-girl-who-drowned-esopus-creek-speaks-out
Such a sad story. My heart breaks for this family. My they find some peace.