SIU Student's Body Recovered Near 31st Street Beach

Chicago Police are conducting a death investigation

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    The Chicago Police Marine Unit responds to 31st Street Beach.

    The body of a college student who went missing Wednesday at 31st Street Beach was recovered Thursday morning, police said.

    Mahlik J. Harris, a senior at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, was home for a family reunion when he decided to go swimming with his step sisters and was unable to return to shore, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

    He was reported missing around 10 p.m. Wednesday. 

    A Coast Guard helicopter searching the area found something in the water around 7 a.m., according to Police News Affairs. The Police Marine Unit recovered Harris' body around 7:25 a.m.

    Chicago Police are conducting a death investigation, according to News Affairs.