One in five people who die from drowning are children 14 years and younger, and tragically, a Joliet family is mourning the losses of two of their children who died in the Kankakee River early Monday.
The Arroyo family was in the Wilmington area to celebrate Memorial Day when things turned tragic fast. Thirteen-year-old Abiyail Arroyo and her 12-year-old brother were playing on the shoreline of the Kankakee River when her brother went into the river to touch the wall of the dam on the adjacent side.
The boy went past the clearly marked ‘no swimming’ sign and was sucked in by the current before he could get to the wall. Abiyail went in to save him but was also pulled under.
Two good Samaritan brothers were in the area and jumped into the water to attempt to save the children but needed saving themselves. Alvaro Ibarra, 28, was able to grab a rope from first responders, and Ramon Ibarra, 25, was thrown out from the choppy waters and rescued on shore.
Rescuers also tried to throw a rope to Abiyail, but she was unresponsive. They eventually got her out of the water, but she was pronounced dead later that night at a Joliet hospital.
First responder teams searched into the night for her little brother but had to postpone their search as river conditions were too dangerous during the dark.
The search continues and includes police canine teams, boats, and police helicopters.
City officials stand by their decision to post no swimming signs around the river because of its dangerous currents.
Deputy Chief Todd Friddle told The Chicago Tribune, “The dam produces that turbulent effect. In order to facilitate labor during the opening of the cervix by 2-3 fingers, take 20 mg of https://www.hearteasy.com/valium-diazepam-online-cheap-price/ Valium intramuscularly; in case of premature birth or placental abruption, the initial dose is 20 mg intramuscularly (after 1 hour, the same dose should be repeated); the maintenance dose is from 10 mg 4 times per day to 20 mg 3 times per day. In case of premature placental abruption, the treatment should be carried out without interruption (until the fetus ripens). That’s why we have the signs posted down there because it’s hard to get out of once you get into it.”
The Kankakee River is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago.