Body of Chicago man recovered from Wisconsin River

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The body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who went missing after diving into the Wisconsin River during a family fishing trip Saturday has been recovered.

Rescue workers and local law enforcement responded to the Lower Dells on the Wisconsin River about 7:15 p.m. Saturday after receiving numerous calls of a person in the water, according to a statement from the Columbia County sheriff’s office.

The Chicago man was fishing on a rock island and tried to swim back to shore, but got caught in a strong current and went under water, the sheriff’s office said. Family and bystanders tried to rescue the man, but were unsuccessful.

Dive teams and emergency personnel used sonar equipment to try and locate him, but his body was not recovered until 6:09 p.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

The man’s name is not being released until additional family members are notified, the sheriff’s office said.

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