PhotoHunter: Bridge(s)

Two lives lost in the river….

On April 21, 2007, Roxanne LaLonde she saw her friend, Kellie Galipeau, standing in the middle of the road near Andrewsville Bridge, on the Rideau River, waving her arms and screaming as her 15-year-old son, Grant, was swept through the frigid waters of the Rideau River.

LaLonde, an off-duty naval Master Seaman, gave her live attempting to save Grant, who also drowned.

For months afterwards, the bridge was adorned with flowers and gifts in memory of the two lives taken that day.

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18 Comments

  1. julie said,

    February 22, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    What a sad story. Flowers have a way of reminding us about people we love.

  2. February 11, 2009 at 6:02 am

    That is such a sad story. The flowers on the bridge is a heartwarming way of remembering those people who perished.

  3. February 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Such a tragic story… 😥 But beautiful photos though

  4. diXymiss said,

    February 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    A tragic story, but beautiful remembrance. Cool color effects on these shots. Well done.

  5. azahar said,

    February 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I saw these earlier and forgot to comment.

    Very nice shots.

  6. Lene said,

    February 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Sad, sad… Beautiful bridge and shots, though.

  7. Candi said,

    February 7, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Tragic story. But I love your photos!

  8. bonggamom said,

    February 7, 2009 at 10:56 am

    How tragic. The flowers on the bridge as so simple and poignant.

  9. TorAa said,

    February 7, 2009 at 10:47 am

    OMG – what a sad story.
    I could tell you lots about “such events” – but not via commenting on your blog.
    See the point?

  10. February 7, 2009 at 9:42 am

    You’ve done a wonderful job with the photos and by sharing the story behind the photos. Thanks!

  11. Dragonstar said,

    February 7, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Such sadness, but such bravery too.

    Your different treatments of the photo accentuate the drama that took place here.

  12. Anna said,

    February 7, 2009 at 9:21 am

    What a touching story –
    great shots .

    Mine is up! Take a look!
    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  13. YTSL said,

    February 7, 2009 at 8:00 am

    This is by far the most serious take on this week’s theme that I’ve seen!

  14. Criz Lai said,

    February 7, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Awww.. this is sad.

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  15. February 7, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Such a sad story 😦

    I played too.

  16. sassy mom said,

    February 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

    That’s a very touching story — a real heroic act. happy weekend!

  17. Sabine said,

    February 7, 2009 at 6:43 am

    What a sad story of lives lost. But I like what you did with the photo.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  18. February 7, 2009 at 4:58 am

    How terrible that such a result came from such brave actions. It is good that they are remembered.


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