DEWITT COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Tuesday, conservation police finished interviewing witnesses regarding the death of 63-year old Michael Dailey. The Peoria native was found in the water near the Mascoutin boat dock.
Authorities say he was putting the boat in the water. His friend was in the boat, but she didn’t know how to run it. It came off the trailer and the wind pushed it into the middle of the lake.
He tried to swim to the boat, but started struggling about 50-yards out. Preliminary autopsy results indicate he drowned.