Drowning death investigated

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Update: 3:45 pm, 3/9/16, Wednesday 

DANVILLE — The woman pulled from the river Tuesday has been identified. It happened in Ellsworth Park, about 3 pm.

The woman was identified as 27-year old Emily Morrison. An autopsy was preformed Wednesday, but final results are pending. 

Original: 10:04 pm, 3/8/16, Tuesday

DANVILLE — Police are investigating a drowning at Ellsworth Park. It happened in the north fork of the Vermilion River.

Crews were called about 3 pm, Tuesday, for a woman, in her late 20’s, in distress in the water. She was pulled from the river, but could not be revived.

The initial investigation does not indicate foul play. Her name has not yet been released.


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