BENTON, Ill. (AP) __ Divers have found the body of a 19-year-old man who drowned in southern Illinois’ Rend Lake.

The search for Catreal Brown ended Thursday afternoon, a day after Franklin County authorities say he disappeared in the water while swimming with friends.

Sheriff Don Jones tells the Benton Evening News that it isn’t clear why Brown drowned.

The sheriff noted that heavy rains in recent months have raised the lake level higher than usual, making time in the water challenging for divers and swimmers.

Rend Lake’s beaches aren’t monitored by lifeguards. Brown’s body was found in water roughly eight feet deep.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press


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