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SUV Pulled From River In Utica

Posted by wlpo on April 20, 2010

Two men from Chicago are okay after their SUV and boat ended up in the Illinois River last night.

Conservation Police, Ottawa River Resue, Utica and Peru fire departments all responded to the Starved Rock boat ramp when Gary Brandon and Robert Hamilton ended up in the river.  They were inside Hamilton’s SUV which was pulling a boat and trailer.

Investigators aren’t sure how they ended up in the river.  Both guys were able to get out okay.

Divers had to help pull the SUV out from the water.  It ended up about 40 feet from the shore.

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