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Update: 1 Person has passed away, After Over Dosing at a Belvidere Park

Reports of Multiple Over Dose Victims at a Belvidere/Boone County Park. July 31st 2022. Rickie Traeger Rockford Scanner

Reports of Multiple Over Dose Victims at a Belvidere/Boone County Park. July 31st 2022.   Photo: Rickie Traeger, Rockford Scanner


Above:   Video from the scene


A male approx. 44 years old, has passed away.

We briefly spoke with police.
They did not release any information on the scene.

We have unconfirmed reports
Of multiple doses of Narcan
Were used during the incident. 

Emergency personnel from multiple
departments were on scene.
This is an active ongoing investigation. 

Hours after the incident,
Several officers remained on scene processing it for evidence. 

Police had the gazebo area of the park roped off with crime scene tape. 

Crime scene technicians were processing the scene for evidence. 

Police urged the community to avoid the area for awhile,
and if you have any information, to contact them. 

Where at:  1111 Fairgrounds Rd/Prairie Fields Park/Belvidere 

When:  Approximately 10:30 pm

Brief information on what may have happened: 

At approximately 10:30 this evening a large gathering of people
Was reported at Prairie Fields Park, located at 1111 Fairgrounds Road in Belvidere.

Multiple agencies have been requested to the park,
At least 5 ambulances, for reports of multiple possible overdoses…

The scene was pretty chaotic for awhile,
but police have the situation under control.  

Please avoid the area.

We will update if further information is released.


Police investigate a scene at the Prairie Fields Park in Belvidere/Boone County. Photo: Rickie Traeger, Rockford Scanner

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