Lake Catherine, IL search: Body recovered in search for missing Mount Prospect man in north suburbs

Man, 52, was on boat with adult son when he jumped in for swim

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Body recovered in search for missing Mount Prospect man
A body has been recovered in the search for a missing Mount Prospect man in Lake Catherine in unincorporated Antioch, Lake County officials said.

UNINCORPORATED ANTIOCH, Ill. (WLS) -- A body was recovered Monday afternoon in the search for a man who apparently jumped into Lake Catherine Saturday afternoon in unincorporated Antioch.

Lake County Sheriff's Marine Unit deputies were dispatched to the lake at around 3:50 p.m. Saturday for a report of a 52-year-old Mount Prospect man who jumped into the water and did not resurface.

According to police, the man was on a pontoon boat that was being operated by his adult son.

He briefly resurfaced but then fell below the water surface, and he was not seen again, police said.

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Sheriff's marine unit boats and area fire department boats had been searching the lake with sonar.

The water in the area of the search was about 30-feet deep, according to police.

On Monday, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said a body was recovered, and based on "personal identifiable information," it's believed to be that of the missing man.

The Lake County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified him as Robert Mozdzynski.

Autopsy results indicate Mozdynski drowned, the coroner's office said.