ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Police could be seen pulling a body from the Rock River near the Spring Creek / Auburn Street and 251 cloverleaf on Thursday afternoon.
Authorities responded to a “medical emergency” call at that location at 2:13 p.m.
Video sent in by viewer Patti Franklin shows rescue divers and police officers pulling an object from the river using a rope system, and covering it in a privacy sheet.
The location of the incident was just northeast of the Auburn Street bridge, along the bike path.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office later released a statement saying the body was that of a Black male.
On Friday, the Coroner’s Office said an autopsy found nothing suspicious about the man’s death, but the investigation is ongoing. The man has not yet been publically identified.