Dramatic River Rescue: Joliet Fire Department’s Heroic Efforts Save Stranded Swimmer


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JOLIET, IN – A daring rescue took place as Joliet Fire Department’s crew responded to a swimmer in distress on August 19th. 

Crews rushed to the Des Plaines River near Jefferson St. bridge, where they found a victim struggling in the water. Despite challenges, the team successfully reached the victim, who was brought to safety on their rescue boat. 

The individual was then taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. The incident highlights the dedication of Joliet Fire Department’s responders and their commitment to community safety.


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