Sources are reporting a scene near downtown Rockford.
A person fishing at the Rock River near the Whitman st bridge called emergency personnel to report what they thought was a possible person in the river that may need to be rescued. Reports of a life vest with someone or something inside of the life vest in the Rock River near the Whitman st bridge area.
Rockford FD arrived on scene and spotted the object in the water. They said they do not believe it is a person in the life vest. But it was unknown exactly what was inside it. So they were going to launch the boat to retrieve the object.
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