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 width=The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is investigating an incident that occurred at Lake Taylorville Tuesday.

According to reports, a 65 year-old Mattoon man fell overboard from a boat while fishing with his wife on Lake Taylorville. Willie Richards fell overboard from his watercraft and was found floating and was unresponsive according to witnesses.

Richards was given lifesaving treatment from nearby help and was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital before he was then transferred to Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.

This incident remains under the investigation of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Regional Radio News will continue to provide updates regarding this story as they are made available.

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