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Body recovered from Rend Lake

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UPDATED: THURSDAY AUG 2, 2018 4:00 p.m.

WSIL -- Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has identified the man found yesterday in Rend Lake as 83-year-old Robert Drennan, of Ina.

Autopsy results show Drennan lost his footing on the rip-rap, fell and hit his head, causing him to drown in the lake.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY AUG. 1, 2018 2:35 p.m.

WSIL -- Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones tells News 3 a body was recovered from Rend Lake Wednesday afternoon.

The name of the victim has not been released at this time, but officials say he is an 83-year-old man from Ina.

Investigators believe the man fell into the lake. Family members reported him missing around 12 p.m. and emergency crews found his body around 2:30 p.m.

Stay with News 3 for updates.


WSIL -- Multiple agencies have teamed up to search for a missing person on Rend Lake.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's office the search is happening near where Route 37 crosses the lake.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and a dive team are also on site.

Stay with News 3 for updates.

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