Early morning search team recovers body in Rice Lake

Sunday morning the body of a missing person was pulled from Rice Lake in Fulton County after an hours long search that began Saturday afternoon.

Copperas Creek Fire Department and Dive Team were called to the Lake off U.S. Route 24 Saturday at 1:45pm.

There had been reports of a person in the water, but authorities never found anyone. They suspended the search, but returned Sunday at 7a.m., along with Buckheart FD, Mason County Dive Team and Illinois Department of Natural Resource PD.

After an hour and a half of searching both on land and in water, authorities did recover a deceased person at 8:30am.

The identity of the victim has not been released yet.

This story will be updated. 

Lauren Melendez

Lauren Melendez

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