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Man found in lake at Illinois Veterans' Home


The Quincy Fire Department's water rescue team was dispatched to recover a man from the lake at the Illinois Veterans' Home.


The man was taken to Blessing Hospital. His condition isn't known at this time.


Rescue officials said that a woman and her children came across the man's wheelchair in the water. They contacted authorities.


The call to dispatch came in about 1:35 p.m.


A Veterans' Home official told our reporter at the scene that they could not immediately comment on the incident and that an investigation is underway. They're expected to release a statement later today.


It's unclear if the man is a resident of the home or a visitor as the grounds are open to the public.


Capt. Mark Bigelow of the Quincy Fire Department initially said there was a call of a floating body in the lake and that there was a high likelihood that the person in the lake was deceased. The information was retracted after a follow-up interview with Bigelow and confirmation from an official with firefighters at the scene.

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