Boat Gets Free, Floating Down The Rock River

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Around 4:30 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched to the Riverview Icehouse area. Scanner traffic said a subject was loading/unloading his boat. The boat got free and is now floating freely down the river. The sheriff doesn’t have a boat so they are going to ask for the RFD to assist.





 

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Head Of The Rock Regatta

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UPDATE: Around 1:30 pm today a regatta boat has went under. The occupant(s) are believed to be OK.  It is unknown on the cause .

There have been several reports of citizen boats on the closed river causing issues and wakes.

They have requested a police boat to be on the river today to assist with the citizen boats causing issues. But they do not have a police boat on the river.


UPDATE: The river is closed from Riverside and Whitman.  The boats are not listening and are interfering with the regatta. There is at least one boat on the river giving the event a hard time.

 


Today many people are down on the Rock River.

 HEAD OF THE ROCK REGATTA

 National Event

Steeped in tradition, our Rowing Crew plays host to the Head of the Rock Regatta every October. This decades-old race draws more than 2,000 rowers from across the country and more than 5,000 spectators to the banks of the Rock River.

Fee: Free to spectators




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