Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Employee helps rescue family stranded in floodwater

Customer Service Technician Steve Wesolowski helped 
rescue a woman and her three children from this minivan.
Our crews never know what they’ll encounter out in the field.

Take Customer Service Technician Steve Wesolowski, for instance. Last Thursday, torrential downpours led to flash flooding in some areas. Wesolowski was returning to our Menomonee Falls Service Center when he came upon a minivan floating in floodwater on Kaul Avenue in Menomonee Falls. He could see a frantic woman and three children inside.

Wesolowski immediately pulled over and called 911 while a second passerby helped carry the children to safety. The family was scared, cold and wet. Wesolowski placed them inside his heated We Energies vehicle to keep them warm until the fire department arrived. The family was relieved and appreciative of his efforts.

“That minivan easily could’ve tipped over, leaving the family trapped inside,” he said. “I’m grateful that I drove by when I did.”

CBS-58 video and story

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