Update: Vehicle drove off into the Rock River near the 200 block of Prairie st around 10 pm on Christmas night. One person was reported trapped inside the vehicle, but the Rockford Fire Department was able to rescue the victim.
Sources reporting a possible water rescue on the Rock River approx. 12:30 am.
Source said: “There are emergency vehicles by the icehouse on the Rock River. There’s an emergency boat searching for something in the water right around there.”‘
Possible vehicle in the water
Note: The emergency vehicle boat launch is located near the Ice House on N Madison. They use this location to launch their emergency boats into the Rock River.
At the time of writing this, it is not yet known what happened.
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Update November 14th 2018
UPDATE: On 11/11/2018, at around 11:49 AM, Officers from the Rockford Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of W State Street(Rock River) in regards to a possible body in the river. Upon arrival officers located a deceased male, partially in the river on the west bank. The body was recovered from the river by members of the Rockford Fire Department and a death investigation is currently being conducted. No signs of traumatic injury were located on male and his cause of death will be determined by the Winnebago County Coroners Office. The identity of the male will be released at a later time after his next of kin are located and notified.
Early this afternoon emergency personnel recovered a body from the Rock River.
Details are minimal right now.
The only information we have is a body has been recovered from the Rock River near the downtown area.