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Men Who Drowned in Carlyle Lake Identified

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The bodies of two boaters who went missing over the weekend have been recovered from Carlyle Lake in southern Illinois.

Authorities say searchers on Tuesday found the body of 35-year-old Corey J. Gruenenfelder of Highland. The body of 31-year-old Michael Septeowski of Troy was recovered Monday.

Investigators told the Belleville News-Democrat the men went missing from a motorboat on Saturday. Search-and-rescue boats from assorted agencies were deployed in a search for the men.

Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Eric Manker said the men were boating with a third man when one of them jumped into the lake and began to struggle. That’s when the second victim made a rescue attempt as the boat drifted away from the scene.

The man remaining in the boat didn’t know how to operate it.

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