Winslow man drowns in the Wabash

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a Winslow man near Vincennes, IN.  This weekend, Knox County Central Dispatch received a 911 call that a man was in the Wabash River yelling for help.  Upon arrival rescue personnel witnessed 44-year-old James M. Dillard of Winslow in the Wabash River. 

Dillard appeared to be fatigued and eventually went under water.  Rescue personnel jumped in the river to save Dillard but were unable to locate him.

Approximately fifteen minutes after Dillard went under water he was located with dragging equipment.  CPR was started and he was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Responding agencies included Vincennes Police Department, Knox County Sheriffs Department, Vincennes Fire Department, Vincennes Township Fire Department, Knox County EMS, Knox County Coroners Office and Indiana Conservation Officers.

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