One Dead in Weaubleau Creek Rafting Incident

On March 15th, 2021, at approximately 7:18 P.M., St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to Weaubleau Creek around the 9000 Block of SE 350 Road, in reference to an unresponsive person who had fallen off of his raft into the water. Upon arrival, the deputy observed an unresponsive white male, later identified as 21 year old Bradley Dill, lying on the water bank. Collins Fire Department and CMH Ambulance were both on scene assisting with CPR. A life-flight helicopter was requested. When en route to the helicopter landing zone, Bradley Dill was pronounced deceased at 08:20 P.M.

Further investigation found that Bradley Dill and a friend were riding down the creek, tied together at the wrists, on an air mattress. Bradley had suggested wanting to go and see the rapids on the other side of the bridge, and when they arrived, the air mattress came out from underneath Bradley and he fell into the water. Bradley’s friend struggled to pull Bradley from the heavy current, He was finally was able to pull him on to the river bank before calling for help.