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POSSIBLE DROWNING 06/04/11

Winnebago County Sheriff's PoliceNews Media Release News  Release Number2011-018a
Information: POSSIBLE DROWNING
Date: JUNE 4, 2011 Time:  7:09p.m. Page    of 1

 On Saturday June 4, 2011 at approximately 7:09P.M. Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to the 8900 block of South Main (River) in reference to a possible drowning. Fire Department Rescue Units were also sent. Upon arrival the Deputies were told that a pontoon boat had been on the river occupied by four subjects. A twenty year old male went over the side of the pontoon and was seen going under the water and was not found. An extensive search of the river was conducted by the Fire Departments and the victim was not located. The search was called because of darkness and will resume in the morning. Sheriff’s Detectives are conducting an investigation as to the circumstances of the male going into the river. Further information will be released as it develops. Update 6-5-11 1200hrs: Area Fire Departments continue to search the Rock River for the victim: Investigation of the incident continues and information received indicates that a physical confrontation took place on the pontoon, which resulted in the victim in the water. The case has been reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and a warrant was authorized for the following subject for Reckless Conduct. He is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in Court.  -       Kristopher Alan Zaugg (male DOB 1-14-84/27yrs old)/Rockford, Illinois Anyone with information on Zaugg is asked to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department (319-6100) or Crime Stoppers (9637867) A photo of Zaugg accompanies this release.   

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