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The Shelby County Dive Team was able recover a body from the Kaskaskia River last Thursday. The body was identified as 35 year old, Wallace Darkow Jr. of Effingham, who had been kayaking with a group of friends on Saturday, June 30th. Shelby County Dive Team Commander, Austin Pritchard, helped recover Darkow’s body from the river.



After finding Darkow’s body, Pritchard and his dive team had to find a way to recover his body safely from the river.



There were other agencies on sight assisting in the search, and Pritchard mentioned how helpful that was for him and his team.



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