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Man dies after appearing to suffer medical emergency, falling in Fox River

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A man was found dead Sunday in the Fox River in west suburban North Aurora.

Officers responded about 5 p.m. to the river near State Street after being notified about a person in the water, according to the North Aurora Police Department.

Edward A. Poe, 39, of Aurora, was pulled from the water less than a mile north of the North Aurora dam and about 25 feet off the east bank of river, according to police and the Kane County Coroner’s Office. He was unresponsive and taken to Mercy Medical Center in Aurora.

Investigators learned Poe was walking with another person when he appeared to suffer a medical emergency and fell into the river, police said. The person he was with then called authorities. Foul play was not suspected.

The coroner’s office had not released the cause of Poe’s death as of Friday afternoon.