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UPDATE: Man's body recovered from Donnell Lake in Cass County


 Police on scene say a call came into the Cass County Sheriff Department around 10:30 AM Sunday, reporting a distressed woman in Donnell Lake. The police report says the observers saw the subject they believed was a woman calling for help from a paddle board. The by-standers attempted to help the subject; by the time some observers got into the water to assist, the struggling subject was already under the water.

 Cass County Sheriff's Marine division, and other fire departments assisted in the search. Police recovered a body from the lake around 1:00 PM. The body was male. He was seen in the lake swimming with a paddle board and was not wearing a life jacket, though one was found on his paddle board.

Police reports say the subject is 67 year old Vincent Churak from Evergreen Park IL. He lived on the lake and was an avid swimmer. Several residents report seeing the man on his paddle boat frequently around the lake. The cause of death will be determined after an autopsy.

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