Urbana man dies in Maynard Lake

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

CHAMPAIGN – Divers have found the body of a central Illinois man in a Champaign lake.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup identified the man as 26-year-old Muzhi Liu of Urbana. An autopsy is planned but police said the death appears to be an accident.

Champaign County Sheriff’s Sgt. Keith Cunningham said officers were called Saturday afternoon to Maynard Lake to respond to reports of a man underwater for several minutes. Cornbelt Fire Protection District divers found Liu, who was pronounced dead at an Urbana hospital.

Cunningham said it doesn’t appear alcohol was a factor.

The News-Gazette reported that the private lake has a swimming area and is in a 17-acre subdivision.

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Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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