Authorities Searching for potential drowning victim in Rend Lake

Authorities Searching for potential drowning victim in Rend Lake

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL — Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says a search for a man believed to have went into the water from a boat at Rend Lake Marina Monday afternoon will continue today.

Around 5:10 p.m. Monday, sheriff’s deputies along with personnel from the Rend Lake Army Corps of Engineers, IDNR, the Sesser Fire Protection District, Benton Fire Department, Abbott EMS and the Franklin County Emergency Management Special Operations Dive Team responded to the marina to begin searching for the man using personnel, sonar devices and divers.

Sheriff Bartoni says the search was suspended due to darkness and will resume today.

No other details are being released at this time.

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