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 This is a bad low-head dam. A canoeist drowned here a few years ago. Slim Ray

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Two injured in rafting accident

Monday, May 19, 2008

By Jeff Dankert

perureporter@newstrib.com

Two people suffered hypothermia Saturday afternoon when a raft became caught in dangerous current near a dam on the Vermilion River in Oglesby, according to Illinois Conservation Police. Allison T. Sanchez, 28, and Omar Sanchez, 27, of Montgomery were with Marty Golema, 32, and Denise J. Golema, 31, of Huntley in a 10-foot inflatable raft when it became caught in circulating water at the dam near the Buzzi Unicem cement plant, according to the report. The foursome and the raft were stuck in the boil for 20-25 minutes, pulled underwater repeatedly, before a man in a kayak threw a rope to them.