Indiana man dies in river mishap

Kankakee Daily Journal - 07-18

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KANKAKEE — A Merrillville, Ind., man died from injuries he sustained in an accident on the Kankakee River in unincorporated Kankakee on Wednesday afternoon. James G. Brosch, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:17 p.m., according to Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner. An autopsy was scheduled today.

Neina Eaton: please stay away from the lakes, rivers, ponds or whatever if you dont know how to swim, there has been so many drowning this summer.

Jennifer Aliff: dove into 2 feet of water OUCHYprobably BROKE HIS NECKthis reminds me of STEVE he dove in to get near a stingray before they could stop him.my condolences to all those saddened and hurt by tragic accidents.

Xavier Miller: Theres a rope tied to a tree where people swing into drops off from 2ft -5/6 mustve missed and hit his head .. Very Tragic condolonces to the family

General Zod: unless you are ABSOLUTELY certain of the depth of the water, NEVER dive in head-first. there is simply no justifiable reason to dive in head-first anyways.

Comments

User from IN - 30 days ago
My cousin broke his neck when he was tricked by his buddies to dive in a shallow river. He was only 16. He survived but, was paralyzed from neck down the rest of his life.
Jennifer Aliff - 07-18
dove into 2 feet of water OUCHYprobably BROKE HIS NECKthis reminds me of STEVE he dove in to get near a stingray before they could stop him.my condolences to all those saddened and hurt by tragic accidents.
General Zod - 07-18
unless you are ABSOLUTELY certain of the depth of the water, NEVER dive in head-first. there is simply no justifiable reason to dive in head-first anyways.
Xavier Miller - 07-18
Theres a rope tied to a tree where people swing into drops off from 2ft -5/6 mustve missed and hit his head .. Very Tragic condolonces to the family
Neina Eaton - 07-18
please stay away from the lakes, rivers, ponds or whatever if you dont know how to swim, there has been so many drowning this summer.

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