Man Who Drowned in Rend Lake Identified

Authorities in southern Illinois have identified the man who drowned in Rend Lake over the weekend.

The man is being identified as 37-year-old Jeremy Jelley.

Jelley died after he jumped into the water to save two young girls who appeared to be in trouble, according to authorities.

Not long after pushing them to safety, Jelley reportedly went under the water himself.

Rend Lake is a large recreational lake about 90 miles west of Evansville, Indiana.

Funeral arrangements are still being made in Fairfield, Illinois.

(This story was originally published on August 1, 2017)


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