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Body found in Lake Michigan is boater missing since falling in Saturday

Daniel Brown | phofrom Chicago Police

Daniel Brown | photo from Chicago Police

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Updated: August 14, 2014 11:41AM

A body recovered from Lake Michigan early Wednesday has been identified as a man who fell out of a sailboat about a mile offshore on Saturday.

A boater discovered the body of 56-year-old Daniel Brown floating in the lake “some distance from shore” about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Brown, of the 5600 block of North Campbell Avenue, fell from a sailboat about 6:45 p.m. Saturday between Montrose and Diversey, police said previously. People aboard the sailing vessel “Three’s Company” said Brown fell off the bow when a railing broke.

The five other people on the boat said they saw him resurface once, then lost sight of him as they tried to toss him a life ring, authorities said. They said Brown, who was last seen wearing khaki shorts and a grey T-shirt, was not wearing a life jacket.

According to the Coast Guard, “Three’s Company” was “disabled” and was towed to Belmont Harbor.

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