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Illinois man drowns trying to save cat

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ROCKFORD (WREX) - Lake County officials are searching for a man they say drowned while trying to save a cat.

According to officials, the incident happened Sunday evening on Loon Lake in Antioch.  The man was in a canoe with two other people and a cat. When the cat jumped into the water the man jumped in after it.  His body was found today by police.  His identity has still not been released.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is investigating the case. 

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