- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

HIGHLAND, Ill. (AP) - Police say a dive team has recovered the body of a missing 86-year-old man who was found in his truck submerged in a southwest Illinois pond.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/10yyGwZ ) police said Wednesday that Eugene Kovach of Highland was found in the pond Tuesday. The Madison County coroner says preliminary findings indicate Kovach died from drowning.

Police Chief Terry Bell said Kovach appeared to have driven his truck into the pond for “unknown reasons” after he set out to go fishing Monday. Bell says the boat Kovach intended to use was still in the back of his truck.

Bell says no foul play is suspected because of Kovach’s age and medical issues.


Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, https://www.bnd.com

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