Body found in Rice Lake

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BANNER, Ill. — The Copperas Creek Fire Department and Copperas Creek Dive Team found a body in Rice Lake Sunday morning.

Saturday afternoon several agencies recieved reports of a person in the water, they began searching in the lake but the body was not found until Sunday.

The person’s body was located and recovered around 8:30 a.m. At this point, authorities have not yet confirmed the gender or age of the person.

The agencies involved in the search were the Fulton County Dispatch, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Fulton County Ambulance, Lifeflight, Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Buckheart Fire Department, Mason County Dive Team and the Salvation Army.

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