North Aurora police ID man who fell in river, died

Updated 5/29/2018 3:51 PM

North Aurora police have identified the man who fell in the Fox River Sunday afternoon and subsequently died.

He is Edward A. Poe, 39, of Aurora.


Poe was walking with a woman along the river when police believe he suffered "an unknown medical event" and fell in the river.

He was found facedown about 25 yards off the east bank, a quarter-mile north of a dam.

An officer swam to get him and pulled him out with help from other North Aurora officers and a state trooper.

Poe was taken to Presence Mercy Medical Center.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

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