Thursday, October 12, 2017

Deceased Victim Pulled From KK River In Milwaukee Identified As Ernesto Garcia

Garcia was pronounced deceased after being pulled from the Kinnickinnic River over the weekend along with another man who survived.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - One of two men who died after being pulled from the Kinnickinnic River has been identified as Ernesto Garcia, 43, according to family members. Milwaukee police pulled both men from the river last Saturday just after 5:00 p.m. A 36-year-old man is expected to survive.
According to police, a death investigation in ongoing to determine what happened on October 7 that led to the death of Garcia.  Milwaukee police officers and the Milwaukee Fire Department responded to the area of S. Chase Avenue and S. 1st Street for several subjects in the Kinnickinnic River. Garcia and a 36-year-old man were pulled from the river and Garcia was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The younger man was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police continue with the investigation, but the death does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

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