Boys ages 2 and 4 die after they’re found in river; father taken into custody

first_imgWLS-TV(CHICAGO) — Two brothers — just 2 and 4 years old — are dead after they were found unresponsive in a river, authorities said.The incident unfolded when concerned witnesses called 911 at the Kankakee River by the Illinois and Indiana state line on Tuesday, said Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr.Witnesses said the boys’ father was in and out of consciousness and “acting strangely,” Martinez said at a news conference Wednesday.The witnesses “felt that he was under the influence of something,” Martinez said, and noticed him “jumping in the water. And the witnesses were confused of where the kids were at and started looking for the kids.”Witnesses found one child floating in the water and the second child under the water and unresponsive, he said.The boys, Evan Patillo, 2, and Levi Patillo, 4, both died, Martinez said.The boys’ mother has been contacted, Martinez said.Their causes of death are under investigation, he added.“It’s a tragedy,” Martinez told reporters. “It hits us hard.”The boys’ father, Eric Patillo, was interviewed at the Lake County Police detective bureau, Martinez said, and was then taken into custody and booked on two probable cause charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death.Authorities are awaiting test results that would reveal if Patillo was under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, Martinez said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Valamar Riviera named the best major exporter in 2017

first_imgCroatian Exporters Association as part of the 13th Convention of Croatian Exporters organized under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Croatia Valamar Riviera awarded the “Golden Key” in the category The best big exporter in 2017.Interestingly, Valamar won this award in strong competition with Končar-energetski transformatori doo and Pliva Hrvatska doo Valamar is the only company from the tourism sector to be awarded the “Golden Key” award and the only tourism company that has been among the prestigious nominated companies since 2014. from the Croatian economic sector.”It is my great honor and pleasure to receive the Golden Key Award on behalf of Valamar Riviera. The tourism sector is the largest exporter in the Croatian economy, and Valamar Riviera, as the largest company in tourism, generated as much as HRK 2017 billion in sales revenue abroad in 1,6. Therefore, it is extremely important for tourism to have competitive business conditions for the global market when we talk about fiscal policy, labor market and exchange rate stability. Today, Valamar Riviera is among the ten largest companies in Croatia in terms of market capitalization. The Golden Key award goes to the rank of the highest recognitions for the achievements of our company.”Said Marko Čižmek, a member of the Valamar Management Board.Valamar Riviera is the leading tourist company in Croatia, which can accommodate more than 33 guests a day in its 15 hotels and resorts and 56.000 camping resorts in six destinations from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik. Valamar is the leading investor in Croatia with more than HRK 4 billion invested in the tourism portfolio, and this year alone more than HRK 700 million has been invested. In 2018, the company created more than 600 new jobs and employs about 6.600 employees.Related news: VALAMAR PRESENTS NEW BRAND STRATEGY “ALL YOU CAN HOLIDAY”last_img read more