Letter: Attention Manasquan Reservoir Staff

I would like to give a shoutout to the Manasquan Reservoir staff, park rangers and the woman who helped reunite a lost boy with his parents. They deserve credit for their thoughtfulness, dedication, and professionalism.

Today, I was at the environmental center at the Manasquan reservoir when the following story occurred.

A woman was biking with her daughter around the Manasquan reservoir when they came upon a young boy around 6 years old. After a brief discussion with the boy, the mom realized that he was lost on the trail. Quick thinking, she brought him into the environmental center. Unfortunately, he did not know his parent’s cellphone numbers.

The staff called the park rangers and entertained him for over a half hour while the rangers went around the trail to look for his parents.

B”h, the boy’s father was located and reunited with his child in a relatively short period of time. The credit should be attributed to the diligence of the park rangers and the dedicated staff. Thank you for your hard work and devotion.

P.S. This should be a reminder to parents to always be safe and give each child emergency contact information that they should have on them as a sticker or in their pocket.

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There are 6 Comments to "Letter: Attention Manasquan Reservoir Staff"

  • David Birnbaum says:

    Chaveirim put out a txt b4 Yom Tov advising ppl to put their contact info into and on their kids clothing.
    Also, I gotta say, I go to Manasquan reservoir very often. That place is a hidden gem. Its beautiful, clean quiet and, yes, the staff are fabulous.
    Chag Sameach

  • woodstock says:

    Love that place. My son also found a lost boy around the same age a few years ago. He was with a school group. He got him back to his group. If you stay on the path, you’ll find your way out and someone to help you.

  • Rocky Taub says:

    Thank you to the hard working staff for making everyone’s experience at the reservoir a great and fun experience for all the visitors.

    Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

  • josh says:

    Thank you to all of them, they are great people!

  • Uncommon sense says:

    When my children were younger, I purchased medical bracelets with (waterproof) emergency contact info on the inside. They couldn’t speak, but could point to the bracelet if the needed help.

    I’m not sure many people would use them for a walk around a reservoir, but they can save a life. I used Vital ID, but there are many companies now.

  • Biking in Manasquan says:

    I have a request. I too love the Manasquan Reservoir paths and enjoy my walks. I have found that I have to move and dodge from children when they bike. Can you teach the children biking rules and etiquette? The park has signs that state “bikers have to yield to pedestrians”. Bikers should keep to the right so people coming the other way don’t have to move into the woods because your children are all over the path. You can’t race on the paths. It’s not for racing bikes. Thank you! Let’s all enjoy the parks.