Missing Boater on Sangchris lake

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by Dirtman, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Dirtman

    Dirtman New Member

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    While watching the news tonight, they started the show saying a boater has gone missing from sangchris lake west dock,Guess the boat, shorts and cell phone is all they found, :sad2:

    Hope its nothing really bad but does not sound good.
     
  2. Dirtman

    Dirtman New Member

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    Little update to the story, Not good what ever happened, Thoughts and prayers goes out to him and his family .Its a recovery mission now :sad2:


    "An area lake remains closed, as searchers continue looking for a missing boater Thursday morning.

    A fisherman called 911 around 6:30 Wednesday night, after spotting a running boat with no one in it in the west arm of Sangchris Lake in Christian County. The Midland Fire Department says crews searched until 10:30 Wednesday night, and they continue to search Thursday morning.
    The person's identity is not being released, but we're told they're looking for a man who's from the area. The incident commander says the family last spoke to the man between 2:00 and 3:00 Wednesday afternoon. He said he was on the lake, working on his boat."
     

  3. fishead69

    fishead69 New Member

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    Seems the gentleman was from Springfield -as of 7/10 8 am they haven't found anything and the lake remains closed. All of our prayers and sympathy goes to his family...God Bless you all....
     
  4. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Prayers sent to the family.
     
  5. Dirtman

    Dirtman New Member

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    The body of the missing boater on Sangchris Lake has been found.
    Rescue personnel found the body of 61-year-old Kenneth R. Tuck Friday morning approximately around 7:13 a.m. He had been missing since Wednesday. The body was found just east of the west boat dock access.
    An autopsy is scheduled for later today at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Illinois Conservation Police, Sangamon County Rescue, Midland Fire Department, and Christian County Coroner's office all assisted at the scene. And inquest will be held at a later date.






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  6. catfishken

    catfishken Member

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    that is horrible news my prayers are with his family. doesnt it seem we are having an unusual amount of drownings this year just remember to stay SAFE out there brothers!