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1 killed in jet ski accident on Illinois River in Tazewell County

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CREVE COEUR — The Tazewell County coroner was expected to reveal the identity of a person killed in an accident Sunday night on the Illinois River.

Rescue personnel were summoned about 6:30 p.m. to Kuchie's on the Water restaurant, 579 Wesley Road in Creve Coeur, on a report of a jet ski that had gone under the river surface. The Peoria Fire Department Boat and Dive Team was among the responders.

According to the fire department, someone fell off a jet ski about 50 feet from a nearby boat ramp and yelled for help. Two friends on shore jumped into the water and swam toward the victim.

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The friends became exhausted after they reached the victim and were unable to save the person, according to the fire department. They in turn needed help in leaving the river.

A Fon du Lac Park District Police boat used sonar to locate the victim in the water. Through a fast-moving current and zero visibility, Peoria divers removed the victim's body from the water by about 8 p.m.

No additional information was available early Monday.


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