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Goshen police investigate area of Millrace Canal

Goshen police and fire personnel investigated a possible missing person Saturday.

Posted on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — Goshen police and firefighters were busy Saturday evening, Feb. 23, investigating an area of the Millrace Canal off Washington Street on suspicions that a person had fallen through the ice.

Emergency personnel congregated around an area in which what appeared to be footsteps on ice that had formed in the canal. The apparent footsteps led to a broken area of the ice.

A 911 call by a passer-by prompted the police and fire response, according to a dispatcher with the Elkhart County 911 Center. The caller did not see anyone fall through the ice.

The Goshen Technical Rescue Unit and an ambulance were among the units that responded to the scene.

By around 7:45 p.m., police and fire personnel had left the area.




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