Dive and Rescue Teams Recover Apparent Drowning Victim's Body
By: Lauren Keith
Search crews found Lang's body about 50 yards away from the spot, where he reportedly fell off his boat and into the water. Authorities tell Heartland News, Lang was with his fiance at the time, and friends tell us, Barry loved boating at
They say, he would often get out on the water a few times a week, but rescue crews wish he would have done that while wearing a lifejacket. "I know its cumbersome, but it's much easier than going to a funeral," says Rend Lake Divemaster Ron Clark.
Once it warms up outside, Divemaster Ron Clark claims he tenses up, knowing he may be called out to head up the
Boaters, like Patrick Work, remain shocked that someone has already apparently drowned, just as many water enthusiasts like him, have just started getting out on the lake regularly. "Well, it's scary. We're out here two or three times a week at a minimum and it just makes you think, every time you're out on the lake to be safe, do what you can to have fun, but be safe, “ says Work.
Patrick Work says he was actually on the lake, about eleven months ago, when another person drowned near the same spot as Barry Lang apparently did. In last May's case, the man also was standing on the back of his boat, but he slipped and hit his head, causing him to fall into the water.
Meanwhile, an official investigation continues into Barry Lang’s death.
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