Child's Body Recovered From Illinois River After Drowning

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 9:24 pm
By: News On 6

The body of a 6-year-old was recovered about 6 p.m. Sunday in the Illinois River south of the Chewey Bridge, according to Grand River Dam Authority officials.

The child's body was found in about 12 feet of water. GRDA, the Cherokee Nation EMS, Oaks Fire and Rescue and the Illinois River Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the incident, officials said. 

Officials have not released further information at this time. Stay with the News On 6 for updates on this breaking news story.