(STMW) — An 80-year-old man died Friday morning after he apparently jumped off a bridge into the Des Plaines River in southwest suburban Joliet, the coroner’s office is reporting.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at 7:41 a.m. at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, according to the Will County coroner’s office.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers; 'This Tyrant At The Top Needs To Stop What She’s Doing'
He was witnessed jumping off the Cass Street Bridge into the Des Plaines River, the coroner’s office said.READ MORE: Landlord Is In Debt To Village Of Riverdale, And Tenants Say They're Being Threatened With Water Shutoff
An autopsy performed Saturday ruled his preliminary cause of death as drowning, but the final cause and manner of death will be determined at a later date pending toxicological and police studies, authorities said. The man’s name has been withheld, pending notification of his family.
Joliet police are investigating the death.MORE NEWS: Chicago Group Engages In 'Mobilizations' After Food Delivery Drivers Are Carjacked In Austin
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