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1/22/2013 8:40:00 PM
Braidwood man drowns in Shadow Lakes
Staff report

A resident of Braidwood's Lighthouse Cove subdivision died over the weekend after falling through the ice in Shadow Lakes.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Braidwood Fire Chief Ken Heberer reported that the body of an adult male was recovered from one of the waterways in Shadow Lakes just after 11 a.m. A call for assistance to the area had been made around 9:54 a.m. regarding an ice fisherman who had fallen through the ice.

The victim, Edward R. Karnas, 53, of Braidwood, was pronounced dead at 11:05 a.m.

Chief Heberer said the man accessed the lake from the area where Shadow Lakes borders Route 129. Braidwood police discovered Karnas' automobile along Route 129 the night before he was found.

An autopsy was performed on Monday, Jan. 21. Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil reported that the preliminary results show that Karnas drowned. Toxicology reports are pending, and cause and manner of death will be determined after those tests are complete.

The death investigation is being conducted by the coroner's office.

The Braidwood Fire Department received assistance with the recovery effort from the Wilmington Fire Department and dive teams from Coal City Fire, Wilmington ESDA, Channahon Fire, Plainfield Fire and Minooka Fire. Also on the scene were Morris Fire, Troy Fire, Gardner Fire, the Braidwood Police Department, the Will County Sheriff's department and the Will County Coroner.

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