In the present day is the nineteenth anniversary of Nick Jensen’s demise from drowning within the Illinois River.
After dealing with a mom’s worst nightmare, Jana Jensen continues to be doing all the pieces she will to verify the neighborhood has the sources it wants to verify everybody concerned in an accident has their greatest shot at making it dwelling.
Virtually twenty years later, and Jana Jensen is continuous her sons’ legacy by serving to Josephine county search and rescue.
“We invite folks to come back right here and revel in our nice outside and I really feel prefer it’s as much as us to have the ability to assist them ought to they get in bother and need assistance,” Jana Jensen, mom of Nick Jensen, stated.
Jensen stated that originally, Josephine County Search and Rescue had been working out of a small home with hardly any gear.
“And now they’re on this attractive area they usually’ve been in a position to outfit it and get donations and put extra issues and get extra gear to assist folks,” Jensen stated.
Jensen and her household host 10 cycle-cross races in Southern Oregon every year to assist increase cash for search and rescue and new gear they could want.
“We rely fully on donations and grants. We do have those that have massive hearts and need to do nice issues however we do have, similar to each search and rescue group we’re restricted by the gear that we now have or don’t have,” Deputy Maria Valdez, Search and Rescue Coordinator stated.
Search and Rescue now has a number of vehicles, a ship, trailers, and even a classroom to certify potential search and rescue members.
“Within the blink of an eye fixed, you’re outdoors having fun with all the pieces, it’s stunning, and within the blink of an eye fixed one thing can go mistaken and also you’re going to wish assist,” Jensen stated.
The newer Search and Rescue gear has stickers on them in remembrance of Nick, in order that they carry him with them wherever they go.
“Search and rescue does extra than simply rescues. Our major aim is to attempt to carry households again collectively,” Valdez stated.