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Sunday, 02 August 2015 21:40

Illinois man drowns trying to retrieve fishing gear, police say

Written by  CSI Media news

DELAVAN TOWNSHIP -- A 49-year-old St. Charles, Illinois man drown Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, after police say he jumped into the water trying to retrieve fishing tackle on Delavan Lake.

Police were called about 1:45 p.m. for a report that the victim had jumped into the water without a floatation device, according to Fox6 TV.

After a few minutes, the victim began showing signs of distress, and the victim’s brother-in-law jumped into the water to assist him, according to a Town of Delavan Police Department news release.

The victim’s brother-in-law became fatigued quickly, and a nearby boat pulled both the victim and his brother-in-law into their boat.

The drowning was the second on Delavan Lake in the past two weeks.

Divers recovered the body of Scot Apel of Arlington Heights, Illinois, at about 9 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015.

We was reported missing by friends the night before after police say he left a boat to swim.



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