Trial of the Waterwog

THE WILMINGTON FIRE Protection District put the Creature Craft Waterwog rescue craft to the test in the Kankakee River dam at Wilmington Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2017. Fire district officials wanted to see how well the craft performed in the turbulent water below the lowhead dam. Its performance was confidence-inspiring, but fire district officials want to see how well it withstands the forces of nature when the river is at flood stage before purchasing a Waterwog for rescuing potential drowning victims. Free Press Newspapers video by Pam Monson