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Illinois State Police report drowning


The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police
District 21

WHAT: Drowning

WHERE: Kankakee River near Aroma Park, Kankakee County

WHEN: Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

NAME: Jaden Irby, 15, Chicago Heights

PRELIMINARY: The Illinois State Police were dispatched to a drowning victim in the Kankakee River near Aroma Park at approximately 2:00pm.  Upon arrival, Troopers learned that a 15 year old male was in the river with four other juveniles when he went under.  The victim did not surface and a multi-agency water/dive team rescue had started their search.  The search and investigation continued until the body was recovered at 7:00pm.  This incident is currently under investigation. 

Agencies Involved: ISP District 21, ISP Zone 3, IDNR, Kankakee County Coroner, Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department, Kankakee PD, Aroma Park PD, St. Anne PD, Aroma Park FD, Kankakee FD, Manteno FD, Momence FD, Bradley FD, Limestone FD, Kentland IN FD.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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