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Man, 62, presumed drowned in Antioch lake

A 62-year-old man is presumed dead after he apparently drowned while swimming in a lake in north suburban Antioch.

Two men, ages 69 and 62, were on a pontoon boat on West Loon Lake near Illinois Route 83 and Grass Lake Road when the younger man decided to go for a swim about 2:15 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s police Lt. Karen Kates said.

The 62-year-old man was unable to get back onto the boat and the older man jumped into the water to help him, but neither man was able to get back on the boat, Kates said.

One of the men called for help, and a passing boater was able to save the 69-year-old man, Kates said.

Divers from fire departments throughout Lake County were expected to search for the missing man’s body until about 8 p.m.

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