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Man rescued after falling overboard into the Illinois River

Posted by wlpo on October 25, 2011

The weather has been great for enjoying the outdoors.  A man that was boating on the Illinois River late Monday morning needed some help after falling overboard.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputies say someone called 911 after 72 year old Richard Velders of Plano fell from his boat.  A barge company helped him to shore.  Velders said he didn’t need medical treatment.

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