Police: Man’s body pulled from Fox River in Carpentersville

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(CARPENTERSVILLE) Police pulled a man’s body from the Fox River Sunday evening after he likely drowned while swimming and fishing with friends in northwest suburban Carpentersville.

Officers responded to a call of a possible drowning shortly after 10 a.m. in the Fox River near Angelina Place, according to a statement from Carpentersville police.

Three men had gone fishing, and two of the men entered the river for a swim shortly before 10 a.m., police said.

One of the men told police he became exhausted in the heavy current, but was able to swim to a nearby island, police said. He was subsequently rescued from the island by the Carpentersville Fire Department.

His friend was last seen in distress, still in the water, police said.

After rescue crews used divers and sonar equipment to search the river for about seven hours, the man’s body was recovered about 5 p.m., police said.

His name was being withheld Monday morning pending notification of family, police said. The Kane County Coroner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Police said no foul play is suspected.

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