Man dies after jumping into Antioch lake after cat

(ANTIOCH) A 46-year-old man died after he jumped into a north suburban lake after a cat during a canoe trip Sunday night.

The man was in a canoe with another male, a female and a cat on Loon Lake about 7:45 p.m. when the cat jumped into the water and the man jumped in after it, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

He went under the water and his body wasn’t recovered until 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s office. His name was not immediately released pending notification of his family.

The sheriff’s office is investigating along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.