By Mary Chappell
Chicago (CBS) — First-responders recovered a body from the Des Plaines River near Joliet on Friday.READ MORE: Worries Of A 'Twindemic' As Flu Season Coincides With The COVID-19 Pandemic
Police officers responded at about 11:23 a.m. to North Bluff Street and West Jefferson Street after a boater reported a body in the river.READ MORE: Simeon Career Academy Student Shot And Killed Just Blocks From School
Authorities found what appeared to be a Black adult on the west bank of the river, showing no signs of life, according to a press release from the Joliet Police Department.
Fire crews recovered the body and the Will County Coroner’s Office pronounced the person dead on the scene.MORE NEWS: Some Schools In Oswego Forced To Go Remote After Dozens Of Bus Drivers Call In Sick
Police are investigating the incident and said no further information is available pending the identification of the victim.