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Indiana man drowns

Posted by wlpo on December 4, 2011

Starved Rock offers a wonderful view….but wanting a closer look cost an Indiana man his life Saturday. Sgt. Robert Frazier with the Conservation police say his name has yet to be released pending notification of relatives. Frazier said the 25 –year old man, and two companions went into a restricted area – namely Eagle cliff, above the lock and dam. Rain had made the sandstone extremely slippery causing him to slip and fall almost 40 feet into the water. Ottawa River Rescue recovered the body and he was pronounced dead at Ottawa Regional Hospital. His two companions were treated for hypothermia at IVCH. Frazier said the two survivors may face charges for being in a restricted area.

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