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One dead, one rescued after jet ski accident at Steel Dam


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Posted Online: July 08, 2013, 7:09 am
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One person has died and another rescued after a jet skiing accident by the Steel Dam in the Rock River in Rock Island shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

According to a Rock Island Fire Department news release, they were called to assist the Blackhawk Fire Department in a "swift river rescue," after two jet skiers were pulled over the dam.

Besides Rock Island and Blackhawk fire, the sherriff's department, Rock Island Arsenal, a Med Force helicopter and a boat from the Backwater Gamblers met near the eastern tip of Vandruff's Island, where only one of the jet skiers could be seen.

The skier was caught in the turbulance, below the dam, and was rescued after crews floated a rescue rope and flotation device downstream to the person.

The body of the second victim was recovered downstream from the dam by the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department's boat. The othervictim was taken to Trinity Rock Island for treatment.



















 



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