DeWitt County Coroner identifies man who drowned at Clinton Lake

DeWitt County Corner Randy Rice said an autopsy is scheduled. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Blake Haas

CLINTON – DeWitt County Coroner Randy Rice has identified a Pontiac man that drowned in Clinton Lake on Wednesday.

Around 4:00 p.m. DeWitt County Sheriffs police were called to the boat ramp on Clinton Lake for a missing person in the water.

According to the Clinton Fire Department, a first alarm water rescue brought in Decatur fire with a dive team and Harristown fire for a boat with a sonar.

Additionally, another dive team was requested from Cornbelt Fire and a light tower from the Warrensburg fire department.

After crews arrived, Coroner Rice identified the missing victim as Armando Borrego Jr., 53, of Pontiac.

Rice said Borrego Jr. was swimming toward a Jetski that was on the lake when he went under in a press release.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

The fire departments from Decatur, Harristown, Cornbelt, and Warrensburg assisted with the DeWitt County Sheriff’s office, Illinois Conservation Police, and DCEMS.

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