NewsLocal News

Actions

Drowning victim recovered from Illinois River

Posted: 12:55 PM, Aug 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-24 13:55:24-04
DROWNING

According to the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department, a 67-year old male drowned in the Illinois River this morning.

At 10:18 a.m. the GRDA Police, Illinois River Fire Department, and Northeastern Health System EMS responded to a water rescue near Diamondhead Landing on the Illinois River.

The victim was floating in a Kayak when he struck a log jam and capsized.

According to officials he was trapped under water for several minutes.

He was recovered at 11:00 a.m. and transported to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook