A Mesa family is mourning the tragic loss of 54-year-old Bradley Perry, who lost his life while attempting to retrieve a basketball from a lake at Dobson Ranch Park.
Bradley, described as a great and passionate individual by his younger brother Christopher Perry, lived at Dobson Ranch Park for approximately three years, where he found solace in playing basketball on the court provided.
His love for the game was unmatched, and he would often play outdoors, even in the scorching heat.
Christopher expressed his inability to comprehend the loss, stating that Bradley had a unique obsession with the ball above all else.
He further revealed that Bradley was known for his kind-hearted nature and always went out of his way to help others.
Unfortunately, it was this kindness that ultimately led to his untimely demise.
According to the police, Bradley’s attempt to assist a stranger in retrieving an item from the lake proved fatal.
The specific circumstances surrounding the incident have not been disclosed.
The family is now calling for enhanced safety measures at the Mesa lake to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
The grieving family and friends are left to cope with the immense loss of a beloved brother, uncle, and friend.
Bradley Perry’s death serves as a poignant reminder that acts of kindness, though noble, can sometimes have devastating consequences.