(UPDATE: This morning, Indiana Conservation Officers say the victim has been identified as Stephen M. Rodick, 57, of South Bend. Rodick remains hospitalized in critical condition and the investigation is ongoing.)
Indiana Conservation Officers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was rescued by the South Bend Fire Department from the St. Joseph River at approximately 6:20 p.m. this evening.
Rescue personnel responded to the Darden Road area near the river on reports of a male subject in the river. The unidentified victim is a Caucasian male, approximately 5’11”, 220 pounds and thought to be in his mid 50’s. He has hazel eyes, salt and pepper colored hair and has a mustache.
The man was wearing black cargo pants, a blue jacket, brown size 10 ½ Merrell shoes and was wearing a medical bracelet. The medical bracelet listed him as taking Coumadin, with an O positive blood type and suffering from a tape allergy.
The victim was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend and is listed in critical condition at this time.
Indiana Conservation Officers are asking anyone with information on the identity of this subject to call the Indiana Conservation Officers TIP line at 800-TIP-IDNR or call the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department at 574-235-9611.