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Body found in Lake Bloomington after a vehicle apparently drove into the water

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Updated: October 27, 2021 at 2:43 PM CDT
McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder identified the victim as David Roesch, 58, of Saybrook.

Fishermen at Lake Bloomington found the body of a 58-year-old man floating in the water Tuesday afternoon.

The body was found around 3 p.m. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said the body did not appear to have been there an extended period, and the department is investigating the incident.

On Wednesday, McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder identified the victim as David Roesch, 58, of Saybrook. Yoder said it appears Roesch drowned after the vehicle he was in crashed into the water.

Sandage said the body was recovered on the east side of the lake near Thorn Apple Lane. Sandage said there is no indication at this point of foul play.

It's not unprecedented for the sheriff's department to recover bodies from water, but Sandage said it hasn't happened in several years.

"We've had at Comlara Park several instances of people accidentally driving into the water until there were alterations to the roadway to prevent that," said Sandage.

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