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Man found dead in Fox River after seven hour search

The Kane County Coroner arrives Sunday to the scene after a water search for a man who was caught in a heavy current while attempting to swim across the Fox River. MABAS Divisions 2, 4 and 5 assisted with Carpentersville with rescue and recovery resources, including divers and scanning sonar equipment.
The Kane County Coroner arrives Sunday to the scene after a water search for a man who was caught in a heavy current while attempting to swim across the Fox River. MABAS Divisions 2, 4 and 5 assisted with Carpentersville with rescue and recovery resources, including divers and scanning sonar equipment.

CARPENTERSVILLE – Authorities have recovered the body of a man who was caught in a heavy current while swimming across the Fox River Sunday.

The man was found dead at about 5 p.m. in the river near Angelina Place, about seven hours after he was last seen. His name is being withheld pending the notification of relatives, according to a news release from the Carpentersville fire and police departments.

Crews were called to the area just after 10 a.m. for the incident.

Three men were at the river fishing when two of them attempted to swim across the river, according to the release. One man told police he quickly became exhausted fighting the heavy current, and that he looked back at one point and saw his friend struggling.

The man reached a nearby island, where he was later rescued by Carpentersville Fire Department personnel. His friend was last seen in the water south of Angelina Place, the release said.

The third man didn't enter the water.

MABAS Divisions 2, 4, and 5 are assisting Carpentersville with rescue and recovery resources, including divers and scanning sonar equipment, the release said.

The Carpentersville Police Department and Kane County Coroner's Office are continuing to investigate the incident.

Check back to nwherald.com for updates.

–Shawn Shinneman

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