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Toddler rescued from Rock River dies

MACHESNEY PARK — The local 2-year-old boy rescued from the Rock River in Machesney Park Monday died Wednesday, March 24, at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was pulled from the river just before noon March 22.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office summoned rescue personnel at approximately 11:40 a.m., after witnesses reported seeing the toddler fall into an inlet near the 300 block of Northway Road.

An investigation is ongoing. Rockford Advocate will have more on this story as it develops.