Schaumburg man found dead in Fox Lake after falling out of canoe

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Friday, September 10, 2021
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FOX LAKE, Ill. (WLS) -- A 30-year-old Schaumburg man was found dead after he fell out of a canoe in Fox Lake Friday morning, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office and Fox Lake police received multiple calls of a person in distress in the water at about 1:40 a.m.

Authorities arrived on the scene on the first block of Holly Avenue and found a 45-year-old man from Flagley, Florida who swam to shore. The man told police that he and a 30-year-old man from Schaumburg were in a canoe when it flipped over and the men fell into the water.

Neither men were wearing a life vest and the 30-year-old man was a poor swimmer and did not resurface, the sheriff's office said.

Crews searched the lake and the body of the Schaumburg man was recovered at about 8 a.m. Authorities have not released the man's identity.