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River rescue crews called out to Vermillion River on Sunday

Posted by wlpo on July 5, 2015

The Vermillion River wasn’t without its exciting moments over the holiday weekend.

Firefighters and paramedics from Tonica, Oglesby and Utica got called around one Sunday afternoon for a river rescue call near the Wildcat Rapids. By time they arrived, the person in need of help was already on shore.

According to an Oglesby police dispatcher, the person was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

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