Man dies after jumping into lake after cat

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ANTIOCH, Ill. — A 46-year-old man is dead after he jumped into Loon Lake near Antioch trying to rescue a cat.

The man was with another male, female, and cat when the cat jumped in the lake and he went in after it going under the water.

The Lake County Sheriff’s office responded at 7:46 p.m. Sunday night and his body was recovered at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning.

His identity is being withheld pending family notification.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources continues to investigate.

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