Divers Pull Snowmobiler's Body From Icy River

26-year-old was last seen snowmobiling home from tavern

Divers in suburban Chicago have found the body of a missing snowmobiler in the Fox River's cold waters.

Officials pulled 26-year-old Algonquin resident Gabe Jauregui from the river Tuesday afternoon. Jauregui was reported missing Monday after last being seen riding a snowmobile home from a tavern Sunday night.

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District spokeswoman Julie Didier said the snowmobile belonged to Jauregui's uncle. It was found in the river Monday near a hole in the ice.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police officer Richard Riedel said it is legal but not always safe to drive a snowmobile across ice.

Jauregui's body was found less than a mile from where three Chicago teens drowned in November while on a school retreat.

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