CHICAGO (CBS) — One person is still missing and three are dead after their boat was ripped apart near southwest suburban Forest View, along the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
Elmer Jimenez’s fiancee, Joanna Feliciano, said he went out on a boat Tuesday with a few friends. Investigators found Jimenez’s body in the water Wednesday not far from where the boat was discovered. They say only the bow was above the water.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand; Testifies $3,500 Payment To Osundairo Brothers Was For Training, Not To Stage An Attack
A second body was recovered Friday night and a third Saturday.
It looks like the boat hit something but investigators are still looking into what happened and why the boat sank.
Feliciano broke down in tears after she saw the mangled boat.
“When I saw that boat, it broke my heart,” she said. “That boat looked so bad. I know whatever they hit, they hit hard and I don’t even want to imagine those final moments.”READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
Jimenez’s mother said through tears he was a hard worker and “the best son I have in my heart.”
Jimenez worked at the Forest View Marina, which is near where he was found.
He was wearing a life jacket when he was discovered.
“He was a family man. He was a great father,” Feliciano said. “He always went out of his way to make his son happy.”
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Department of Natural Resources police said they were continuing their search for the missing boater.