(Info from a reader) For those of you who don’t already know:
John-Paul Forget (St. Alban Roe family and fmr seminarian) was on the way home from Benedictine College with a friend when they were in an accident. John-Paul survived the accident just fine, but as they were getting out of the car, an 18-wheeler was headed toward John-Paul and he jumped into the MO River to avoid being hit. They are still looking for his body.
John-Paul was the oldest of 13 children and was, I believe, 20 years old.
His uncle is Fr. Timothy Forget (Intercessor of the Lamb).
The family was all at Mass this morning at St. Alban Roe and informed Fr. just before Mass as to what has happened.
Prayers are needed for this young man and his family.
From the Springfield News Leader:
Chesterfield man jumps into river to avoid traffic, water patrol says
Recovery efforts will resume this morning for a Chesterfield man who jumped into the Missouri River to avoid traffic after a crash, according to the Missouri Water Patrol.
John-Paul Forget, 20, was a passenger in a vehicle that spun into the I-70 bridge in the eastbound lane due to icy conditions around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
While outside the vehicle, Forget jumped from the bridge to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic.
Marine units from the water patrol and Boone County Fire searched the river for a five-mile area but weren’t able to recover Forget.