Body of Missing Swimmer Found

Friday, Jun 25, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 PM CDT
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Body of Missing Swimmer Found

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The body of a missing 20-year-old swimmer has been found in Lake Michigan in the far north suburbs off Illinois Beach State Park.

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said the agency was alerted about Friday afternoon that a young man swimming in the park near Beach Park, between Zion and Waukegan, was lost in the lake.

The body was recovered and the 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene about 7 p.m., according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Richard Keller.

The man's identity has not yet been released.. His body was taken to Vista Health Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan.

Officials did not say where the man's body was recovered.

The Lake County Sheriff's office and Beach Park Fire Dept. assisted but could not immediately provide further information.

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