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Man dies on Donnell Lake

An Illinois man died Sunday in a drowning incident on Donnell Lake in Cass County’s Penn Township. The victim was identified as 67-year-old Vincent Churak of Evergreen Park, Illinois. Central Dispatch received a call regarding a subject calling for help. Observers attempted to assist the victim, but he had already gone under the water when they arrived. Divers found the body three hours later. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says Churak lived part-time on the lake, and was using a paddle board when he fell off for some unknown reason. A life vest was on the paddle board, but not used by the victim.