Teen's Death Motivates Storm Drain Safety Project

Jul 2, 2015

It’s been a year since Logan Blake was washed into a storm sewer in Cedar Rapids and drown. 

“Logan was playing Frisbee on a playground. This inlet was right by a jogging path. The Frisbee went down into the brush next to the inlet and reached down to grab it, and it had a pretty steep bank. He got swept away, and that was the last anybody saw him alive," his father, Mark Blake says. 

The incident has spurred Mark Blake to found Project Storm Drain Safety, which is aiming to cover storm sewers in Cedar Rapids and all over the country with grates to prevent a similar accident from happening in the future. 

During this River to River conversation, he talks with host Ben Kieffer.