Bureau County teen falls from train trestle near Wyanet

Sheriff say the youth fell while avoiding an oncoming train

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At about 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, Bureau County sheriff deputies responded to a 16-year-old boy who had fallen from a train trestle bridge near Wyanet.

Sheriff James Reed said the boy fell while avoiding an oncoming train and was located between Lock 21 and Lock 19, directly north of Wyanet.

Life-saving measures were performed on scene by witnesses as Bureau County sheriff’s deputies, Wyanet EMS, Wyanet Fire, Princeton EMS and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Police responded to the scene.

The youth was taken to OSF St. Clare Medical Center and later transferred by medical helicopter to Peoria for further medical treatment.