Chicago Area Man Drowns In North Carolina

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Authorities in North Carolina say the body of an Oak Forest man was found in a popular swimming spot at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The man has been identified as 25-year-old Yogesh Patel.

A spokesperson for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park says Patel was with his family on Monday at a swimming spot called Midnight Hole. Patel was walking on a log on the edge of the swimming spot and slipped and fell.

People tried to rescue him. Authorities say Patel’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in 18 feet of water.