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Body of drowning victim recovered from Illinois River


August 25, 2019

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say the body of an apparent drowning victim has been recovered from the Illinois River.

Grand River Dam Authority police say the body of a 67-year-old man was recovered on Saturday after he reportedly drowned while kayaking on the river near Tahlequah, about 146 miles (235 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City.

Police say the victim had been floating on a kayak on the river when it traveled into a log jam and capsized. Authorities say the man was trapped beneath the water for several minutes before emergency rescue crews arrive...

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