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Interim coroner: 35-year-old man found dead after kayaking in Crystal Lake

The body of a 35-year-old man was found in Crystal Lake Thursday afternoon, interim McHenry County Coroner John Miller confirmed Friday morning.

Miller said his office arrived at the scene at 1:50 p.m. Initial information indicates the man had been kayaking.

His body was found face down, about five feet from shore, according to Miller and a news release from the village of Lakewood Police Department.

At about 12:31 p.m. Lakewood Police Department and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded to a report of a possible drowning victim near the 1300 block of South Shore Drive, according to the news release.

The man was found “just off the shore line,” the release stated.

Crystal Lake Fire Rescue attempted lifesaving efforts and the man was then taken to Northwestern Medicine in Huntley, where he was pronounced dead, according to the release.

A postmortem examination is scheduled for Saturday. The man’s name is being withheld pending the coroner findings and notification of the family.

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