Dive Team Finds Swimmer's Body at Lake Mattoon



On Sunday July 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office of a possible drowning at Lake Mattoon Beach, located in Ash Grove Township, in Shelby County.

It was reported 25 year old Jesse Storm of Windsor, who was swimming and never resurfaced. Neoga Fire and Rescue, Coles County Dive Team, Paris Dive Team, Shelby County Dive Team, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Shelby County Coroner, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Arcola Fire and the Red Cross responded to the beach and began the search for Mr. Storm.

At approximately 7:00 PM Mr. Storm's Body was found in close proximity to where he was last seen. Mr. Storm was pronounced dead at the scene by Shelby County Coroner Brian Green.

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