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Hebron Assists in Fairbury Dam Drowning

The Hebron Volunteer Fire Department Dive Team assisted with a rescue effort at the Fairbury Dam on Sunday, July 12.

Sheriff Nels Sorensen said Jefferson County Dispatch received a report at 4:20 p.m. that a male subject who had been swimming at the Fairbury Dam had gone under and not come up.

A rescue effort and investigation was conducted with the help of the Hebron Dive Team.

After a search of the area, the body of 32-year-old Christopher L. Troxel was discovered under the power house located on the site.

The probable cause of death is considered drowning.

Troxel was transported from the scene by Gerdes Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury after his family had been notified.

The Fairbury Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Fairbury Rural Fire, Fairbury City Fire, Jefferson County Ambulance and Jefferson County Emergency Management were all called to the scene.

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