Local Officials Consider Ban on Bridge Diving

The ordinance is in response to a recent belly flop contest in the Rock River that turned deadly.

Fifty-two-year-old Dorl Gates of Beloit jumped about 20 feet from a bridge about a week ago and drowned.

Diamond Jim's sponsored he contest, but it was to take place at the dock behind the bar. Several men decided to make the jump from the nearby bridge.

23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 741127 - wifr.com/a?a=741127
Gray Television, Inc.