Charges Filed in Death of Grayslake Swimmer

Richard Stoneking's body was found Tuesday afternoon

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    Eric W. Oomens

    The friend of a man whose body was pulled Tuesday from Gages Lake in unincorporated Grayslake has been charged in connection with his death.

    Eric W. Oomens, 46, was charged with failure to stop or comply with requirements involving an accident, collision or casualty with a duty to report and render aid, according to a Tuesday night release from Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran. The charge is a class 2 felony.

    Body Found in Gages Lake

    [CHI] Body Found in Gages Lake
    Forty-four year old man disappeared Monday after boating with a friend. Christian Farr reports. (Published Tuesday, June 19, 2012)

    Oomens was with 44-year-old Richard Stoneking on a pontoon boat Monday night when they decided to swim and the boat drifted away, Lake County Sheriff’s officials said.

    They tried to swim to shore but Stoneking never made it. Stoneking's body was found Tuesday afternoon.

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