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Stay Out Stay Alive Fatal Accident Summaries
for 2008

May 15, 2008

A 21 year-old Illinois man drowned in an abandoned coal mining pit when the boat he was in began to take on water and started sinking. The victim and a passenger tried to swim to shore, but the 21 year-old man went down and didn't come back up. A rescue team of divers found the victim in the water which was as much as 20 feet deep.

Source: WPSD in Brookport, IL