Rock Island Fire Department ‘worked tirelessly’ to rescue Hawk Newberry


Rock Island Fire Chief Jeff Yerkey released a statement on the response and recovery efforts for Hawk Newberry.

“We are truly devastated by the tragedy that occurred on the docks of Schwiebert Park,” Yerkey said in the news release. “When dispatched, our department, along with multiple assisting agencies, worked tirelessly in attempting to initially rescue Hawk, and have worked just as hard when faced with the ensuing recovery effort.”

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