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Child rescued, man's body recovered after boating incident on Silver Lake in Kenosha County

The 22-year-old man's body was located Thursday.
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Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 09:41:02-04

KENOSHA — A child was rescued and a man's body has been found after an incident on Silver Lake Thursday, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department.

A recovery mission was underway Thursday afternoon as officials searched for the 22-year-old man. Around 7:10 p.m., the man's body was located and pulled from the water.

Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said the man has been identified as Philip Shwaiko of Kenosha.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office, a 5-year-old girl and Shwaiko were swimming after jumping into the water from a boat on Silver Lake. Shwaiko was not wearing a floatation device when he went under. He did not resurface.

The child was wearing a floatation device and was picked up by another boat on the lake. The child is okay.

Dive teams from Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois were called in to help find Shwaiko.

At about 2:40 p.m., Salem Lakes Fire Chief James Lejcar said the rescue turned into a recovery mission. Less than five hours later, officials found Shwaiko's body.

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