Rockford Scanner®: Another Body Recovered From The Rock River

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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.

No other details are available at this time


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Rockford Scanner™: Automobile accident with injuries in both lanes of traffic on a local bridge

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Around 3:45 PM emergency personnel were responding to another accident with injuries and Rockford. This one happened on a local bridge across the Rock River.

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Rockford Scanner™: Possible water rescue in the Rock River, Still developing

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Around 5:15 PM several emergency personnel responded to a possible water rescue in Rockford.

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Rockford Scanner™: Person jumps off a bridge into the Rock River, still developing

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Around 4:40 PM today several emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue.

A person has reportedly jumped off the State Street bridge into the Rock River.

Several emergency personnel including the emergency boats and divers are en route.

Please avoid the area or expect delays. still developing

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Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Personnel En Route To A Water Rescue



Around 12:25 pm today , emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue call near the airport. 

On the river, just East of Beltline. (Near the Airport)

Reports of a stranded boater near this location. 

Fire department is en route to assist. 

Still developing. 



Rockford Scanner™: Man Tipped His Kayak And Needed To Be Rescued

On 6-30-2018 at 2:57 pm The Janesville Police Department and Janesville Fire Department were dispatched to the Monterey Dam for a water rescue. Officers from the patrol division were the first to arrive on scene. The officers saw a male subject hung up near the dam.

Responding officers shut down traffic on Center Avenue so they could work toward recovering the victim. Officers responded to potential recovery areas down river to offer assistance and further attempt a rescue. Officers made several attempts to reach him in and bring him to safety. Two of our officers went into the water to get a tow line to the victim, with no success as the current was to strong.

Members from The Janesville Fire Department deployed a boat south of the victim. The Janesville Police Department Deployed a Drone to offer additional assistance as well.

Approximately 20 minutes after we were notified of the incident the victim was recovered from the Rock River by The Janesville Fire Department. He was wearing a personal floatation device at the time of incident, which contributed to his safety.

The victim, a 27 year old male was kayaking the rock river in route to a destination in Northern Illinois when his kayak tipped over just north of the Monterey Dam. He became lodged in the area and the current swept him just south of the rail road overpass, where he was eventually rescued. He was treated and released from an area medical facility.

Rockford Scanner™: Driving into the Rock River leads to OWI Arrest

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On 06-04-18 at 12:38 a.m., the Janesville Police and Fire Departments responded to River’s Edge Bowl for a water rescue. When officers arrived they found citizens trying to pull a man out of the river by using jumper cables. Officers were able to help the citizens get the man out safely.

After further investigation it was discovered that Jesus Herrera was driving east on W. Holmes at S. River. Jesus failed to stop at the stop sign and continued straight through the River’s Edge Bowl’s south parking lot. Jesus drove through the 2 foot wall along the river and into the river. He was transported to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Jesus showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for 2nd offense OWI. Jesus was also cited for Operating after Revocation due to OWI and failure to have control. Jesus was later released to a responsible party.

Arrested: Jesus Iban Herrera 32 years old
Charges: OWI 2nd offense
Operating after Revocation due to OWI
Failure to Have Control

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Rockford Scanner™: Several Emergency Personnel Responding To A Woman In the River




Around 12:30 am this morning several emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue call. 

It happened near the Luther Center on the Rock River. 

A female was reported to be in the water. 

Around 12:35 pm, she was rescued near the Davis Park area. 

They are requesting medical for her. 

Still developing