Joliet rescue team pulls man from Des Plaines River
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org June 11, 2013 5:40PM
Divers search the Des Plaines River in Joliet.
Updated: July 15, 2013 3:50PM
JOLIET — A man was pulled from the Des Plaines River after jumping in Tuesday afternoon, but he later died from his injuries, according to authorities.
Deputy Fire Chief Ray Randich said that at 3:51 p.m. the man was spotted on the western river wall by employees at the Joliet Police Department.
“On-duty personnel were sent there immediately with the dive team suiting up on the way,” Randich said.
“I was all dressed and we were able to get the boat launched right as we got to there,” said Dive Team Capt. Ron Fox who pulled the man from the murky water.
The man was in the water for 39 minutes, but showed vital signs before he was taken to a local hospital. Fox said a 90-minute window is used before rescue efforts turn to body recovery.
Resuscitation efforts were not successful and the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. His identity had not been released by authorities Tuesday evening.