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Man Falls Nearly 100 Feet In Streator

Posted by wlpo on August 28, 2009

Rescue crews from throughout La Salle County were called into action yesterday after a 66 year old man fell nearly 100 feet in Streator.

According to Reading Fire Chief Paul Losy, his department responded to a 911 call about a man falling behind the Streator Country Club just after ten yesterday morning. Golfers apparently heard the man yelling for help and called 911.

Losy says rescuers slid down a steep embankment on their backside and found the man lying next to the Vermilion River. He was put on a stretcher, taken across a shallow part of the river and loaded into an ambulance. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. The man’s name wasn’t released.

Rescuers think the man was mowing grass when for whatever reason he flipped the mower and went down the embankment.

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