In the summer of 1971, while vacationing with his family in the Adirondacks, a little boy disappeared. Before the days of 911, his parents frantically reached out for help, but despite nearly one thousand people heeding their call, without trained search and rescue personnel, the child was never found. The story would have ended there if one man hadn’t decided the boy’s legacy should not be only tragic, but also hopeful. Gathering others who believed as he did, without any idea how to begin, this group formed New York State’s first professional volunteer search and rescue team. This is the story of their pioneering accomplishment.
About the Author
Jim Farfaglia is a writer, teacher and life coach based in Upstate New York. In 2011, after a fulfilling career directing a children's camp and advocating for youth, Farfaglia transitioned to focusing more time on his lifelong interest in writing. Along with his poetry, which is featured in his hometown of Fulton's newspaper, the Valley News, Jim enjoys researching and writing about local history.