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Drowning victim found in Grundy County

Authorities recovered the body of one of two fishermen who fell into the Kankakee River on May 7 after their boat capsized. Police say a body was discovered in the water at 5 am Tuesday by employees at the Dresden Lock and Dam  on the Illinois River in Grundy County.  42-year-old William Veasley of Matteson was identified by Grundy County Coroner John Callahan. .

Veasley and another man, who has not been identified by authorities, were fishing near the Washington Avenue bridge in Kankakee May 7.  Witnesses said both men fell into the river after their boat capsized. Searchers combed the river for days following the incident.

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