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One man dead after attempted water rescue along Mississippi River

A local fire department says the man was swimming with friends when he went under the water and never resurfaced.
Credit: WQAD

MOLINE, Ill. — UPDATE: The Rock Island County Coroner's Office identified the fresh water drowning victim as Timothy Vaughn, 52, from Moline. 

Vaughn was swimming with two other people who made it to shore. Vaughn was allegedly drinking, the coroner said. 

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ORIGINAL REPORT: One man is dead after reports of a late night water rescue on the Mississippi River.

Around 9:30 p.m.Thursday, July 23, emergency crews responded to the water near the TGI Friday's. 

A firefighter says the man was swimming with friends when he went under the water and never resurfaced.

Rescue boats searched for about an hour when the man's body was found.

No names have been released at this time. 

This is a developing story. 

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