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Body of Missing Canoeist Found in Pond

Searchers found the body of Jeremy Asbell Thursday morning in a retention pond



    Jeremy Asbell

    The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has located the body of a missing Bolingbrook man whose canoe capsized early Tuesday in a retention pond in unincorporated Lemont.

    Two days after Jeremy Asbell, 25, was reported missing, searchers found his body at 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff's office.

    Search Resumes For Missing Canoer

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    Divers on Tuesday continued to search for a Bolingbrook man who disappeared when his canoe tipped over in a retention pond in unincorporated Lemont.
    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011)

    Asbell, a father of 6-year-old and 21-month-old sons, disappeared after the canoe he was in with his friend tipped over near Woodward Avenue and Frontage Road, according to police.

    Asbell was one of two who fell in the water around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Lemont Fire officials said, but only one went back to shore. The two had been at a gathering with Asbell's girlfriend and others. His friend said they both went overboard and Asbell resurfaced but then wasn't seen again.

    The search was temporarily suspended and resumed at 8 a.m. that day when there was more daylight.

    "We've been searching the area for several hours," said Sgt. Jim Williams with DuPage County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday. "At this point we're unsure if he made it to shore."

    The DuPage County Sheriff's Department says the retention pond is about 10 feet deep and Asbell was a good swimmer.

    His body was transported to the DuPage County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death.