By Tony Gonzalez|
The News Virginian
Chuck Worden had never been to Waynesboro before the day on which he would save a life.
And he didn’t know the 10-year-old boy he tucked under his arm and rescued from a flooding creek that claimed the boy’s mother and friend.
But he’s no longer a stranger.
Since the heavy rains of April 16, Worden has waded through the public spotlight and a legal tangle — also made public — that carried him back to New York. Recently back in Virginia, he has shared meals with the boy, Adrian Rowe, and Adrian’s father, David. Together they’ve walked the banks of the now-calmer Rockfish Run, where Adrian’s mother and an 8-year-old friend drowned.
On Saturday, Worden, his girlfriend, Judy Gentry, and her two children traveled back to Waynesboro for a barbecue at David Rowe’s. Adrian splashed in a pool alongside Gentry’s kids and tossed a football. Worden and David Rowe shared burger-grilling duties.
“To see Adrian is to know we truly are blessed,” Worden said. “[God] put us there for a reason.”
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