The Oglesby Police Department said they are investigating an explosion near the Vermilion River Wednesday night.
They said it happened around 7:00 p.m. Though that’s all the police department would provide Wednesday evening, the Oglesby Fire Department shared further details on Facebook.
In a post, they said Oglesby Fire and EMS Water Rescue Team went to the canoe landing on the river near Ed Hand Highway for training around 6:00 p.m. About an hour later, they said there was a rupture in their inflatable boat, causing a violent explosion. Two firefighters and one EMT were injured and taken to the Illinois Valley Community Hospital.