FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill — An Illinois man drowned in Rend Lake Tuesday afternoon.
According to Franklin County’s coroner, Bryan W. Petty, 37, of Fairview Heights, was found dead around 1:20 p.m. at Rend Lake.
On Monday around 5 p.m., crews were dispatched to the lake for a report of a man who had went into the water from a boat and didn’t resurface. Petty was with his family at the time of the incident.
Rescue personnel were forced to suspend the search until Tuesday morning.
According to a press release, initial investigation of the incident revealed that alcohol is expected to have played a factor into Petty’s death. An autopsy is scheduled for July 8.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing with the Franklin County Coroner’s Office and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.