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July 26, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment


From the Quincy (Ill.) Herald Whig:

A Payson, Ill., man drowned Sunday night (July 24) at a fishing lake at Whispering Oaks Campground near Mendon, and the body of a Hannibal man was pulled from the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon.

Travis Kendrick, 36, was pronounced dead at 10:21 p.m. Sunday by Adams County Coroner James Keller. Keller said.

Kendrick and his wife, Tina, were at the lake when Travis Kendrick tried to swim across the lake at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, went under and did not resurface.

Keller said an autopsy will be conducted.

With the assistance of dive teams from the Tri-Township and Quincy fire departments, the body was recovered at about 10 p.m., according to the Adams County Sheriff's Department.

Also assisting were the Adams County Ambulance Service, the Mendon Fire Department, Mendon First Responders and the Quincy/Adams County Emergency Corps.

An investigation is continuing into the death of a Hannibal man, whose body was found in the Mississippi River by boaters in the main channel about two miles north of Saverton dam at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Jason Carl Hartegan, 35, of Hannibal was pronounced dead at the scene by Ralls County Deputy Joe Hayes. Hartegan was identified by his grandparents, who had not seen him for several days, said Sheriff Paul Forney.

The cause of death is unknown, but an autopsy is scheduled for today in Columbia, Mo.


From The Nevada Appeal:

An 81-acre wildfire closed Indian Creek Campground in Alpine County overnight on Monday (July 25).

The campground and the Alpine County Airport were threatened by the fire, first reported at 1:15 p.m.

Burning in Ponderosa pine, grass and brush, the fire started near Indian Creek Reservoir. Firefighters built a line halfway around the blaze by 6 p.m. Monday, stopping its forward progress. Four handcrews, nine engines made up most of the 125 firefighters battling the blaze.

According to Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center Dispatcher Helen Frazier, ground units continued to build a line around the fire on Monday night.

Airport Road, the only access from Highway 89 to the airport and campground, is closed until this morning. Frazier said the road's reopening will be announced today.

The fire sent a plume of smoke into the air over Carson Valley.

The California Highway Patrol closed Diamond Valley and Airport roads to all but emergency fire traffic.

No homes are located in the immediate area.

Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Alpine County CalFire and East Fork fire units are fighting the blaze.

Three air tankers and a helicopter worked on the fire early on, but were released in the evening.

Units on scene are expected to be able to contain the fire. No time for the containment of the fire has been determined, Frazier said.


From WIVT/WGBH-TV, Binghamton:

New York State Police are investigating the accidental drowning of a Brooklyn man in the Susquehanna River.

Police say 24 year-old Yeri Sepulveda attempted to swim across the river near the Pine Crest Campground in Windsor. Witnesses say Sepulveda was last seen struggling in the water before disappearing into the river. Divers located Sepulveda's body near the campground.

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