Body recovered of missing Fisherman that disappeared on Kankakee River


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Three government agencies in Grundy and Kankakee County have worked to identified the body of a man found in the water at the Dresden Lock and Dam in Morris around 5 am this morning.

The discovery comes nearly three weeks after two fisherman fell into the waters of the Kankakee River boating in Kankakee on May 7th.

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan and the Department of Conservation in Grundy and Kankakee identified the man as 42-year-old Matteson resident William Veasley. 

Dive teams originally searched along the Kankakee River earlier this month shortly after the fishermen went missing near the Washington Avenue Bridge.

The body of the second man has yet to be found.

Coal City Fire/EMS and Illinois State Police assisted on the scene of the recovery. The cause of death was ruled as a drowning.


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