Grand Ridge Fire Department

It was a man from Streator who was pulled out of the Vermillion River Sunday evening near Grand Ridge.

Deputies and paramedics were called out to the Red, White and Blue Bridge for an unresponsive subject not breathing.  The victim is 71-year-old Thomas Schiffbauer of Streator. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The circumstances around his death are still unknown. The La Salle County Coroner and Sheriff's Offices are still investigating. 

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