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Chicago-area man drowns at Devil's Lake, authorities say

A Chicago-area man drowned Friday afternoon at Devil’s Lake State Park, authorities reported.

Mike Green, a conservation warden supervisor for the state Department of Natural Resources, said the 55-year-old man was swimming at the south shore beach with family when he drowned at about 3:45 p.m. for unknown reasons.

“Just a common drowning. We don’t have anything to suggest otherwise,” Green said.

Spending time on the beach is a lot of fun and can be very relaxing; however, beaches can also be very dangerous and it’s important to know basic beach safety.

Authorities are not releasing the man’s name at this time, Green said Sunday morning.

He said DNR wardens were working at the park when the incident happened and responded via boat and on shore. The Sauk County Dive Team recovered the man’s body around 7 p.m. Friday.

Follow Susan Endres on Twitter @EndresSusan or call her at 745-3506.

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