Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Alex Heidengren: may he rest in peace.

John and Blanche have been friends for a long time. John is a priest here and we were in Seminary together. Our prayers are with them both and with everyone touched by this tragedy.

THREE LAKES - An 18-year-old camp counselor is found dead at a Three Lakes camp.

According to LaTonya Taylor, Director of Media Relations at Wheaton College, the counselor is 18-year-old Alex Heidengren.

Taylor says Heidengren is a sophomore at Wheaton College and was participating in the Summer Leadership School program at Honey Rock Camp in Three Lakes.

The Three Lakes Police Department says they recieved a report of a missing male counselor just before 11:00am on Saturday.

Seven departments and volunteers worked to find Heidengren.

Shortly before 9:30 pm, the Oneida County Dive Team found Heidengren in Long Lake using sonar and camera device.

The Three Lakes Police Department and the Oneida County Medical Examiners Office are are waiting for toxicology reports to determine the cause of death.


1 comment:

Bruce Robison said...

Stevie Glor posted this on the TSM Facebook loop:

A memorial service will be held
Celebrating the life of Alexander James Heidengren
whose days among us were from September 17, 1990 – August 8, 2009

Monday, August 17th at 11:00 in the morning
Chippewa Evangelical Free Church
239 Braun Road
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Visitation will be held prior to the Memorial Service at 10:00 am.

RECEPTION: If you live in the area and would like to help with the reception please contact me at sglor@tsm.edu or 571 236 2698.