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Man Who Drowned in Highland Lake Identified

(Waukegan, IL)  A man who died while attempting to save his canoe in the Round Lake area has been identified. Lake County Coroner’s officials say Zeeshan Tabassum of Round Lake died from drowning last Saturday morning. Lake County Sheriff’s officials say the 42-year-old jumped into Highland Lake in an attempt to rescue a canoe that was floating away. Tabassum was not wearing a life jacket, and did not resurface after entering the water. He was pulled from the lake by rescue crews and rushed to the hospital, but he could not be revived.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (10-14-21)


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