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Kankakee River Boating Accident Claims 1 Life

WGIL Newsroom . State News 211

WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A boating accident on the Kankakee River has claimed the life of a 20-year-old Morris resident. Three others survived.

Authorities say rescue divers pulled the victim from the water near Wilmington. A recording on the Will County coroner’s press line says the victim was pronounced dead after 1 a.m. Wednesday. The victim’s name is being withheld while family members are notified.

Conservation police from the Department of Natural Resources are investigating the cause of the accident.

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