Fon du Lac Park District officer respond to two incidents over the weekend

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EAST PEORIA, Ill. — Fon du Lac Park District officers responded to two major accidents on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, a barge hit a public dock in Chillicothe. Officers responded and were able to tow a 100 foot section of the dock back to Chillicothe.

On Sunday, a sailboat with three passengers capsized near the Eastport Marina.

The investigation is still pending, but Fon du Lac Park District Director Michael Johnson says all three were picked up by a passing boat.

Johnson says his officers are well trained and equipped to respond to all types of emergencies.

“All our officers are certified, as B.T.L.S. – basic trauma life support officers, as well as certified re-constructionists in doing marine law enforcement operations. So we’ve got a pretty good team,” said Johnson.

Luckily, no one was injured in either incident.

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