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Body found Saturday confirmed as missing man

The body of man pulled from Lake Michigan Staurday off the shore of Hyde Park has been identified of a man whose inflatable raft drifted away from the lakefront last week, authorities said.

The body of Anthony Tyson, 54, was found about 4 p.m. Saturday after Chicago Fire Department crews were called to check a report of a person in the water in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, authorities said.

Tyson, of the 7500 block of South Marshfield Avenue, was identified Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. His cause of death was still pending further information following an autopsy Sunday, according to the office.

Police divers searched Lake Michigan last week after Tyson was reported missing by his brother after a raft drifted away from a beach and into Lake Michigan near Jackson Park.

A Police Marine Unit officer said the incident occurred off Jackson Park Beach in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

Stanley Tyson, 57, said he and his brother Anthony went to the beach Tuesday night to enjoy the warm evening. Anthony, 54, took an inflatable raft and went into the water while his brother fell asleep, said Stanley.

"I woke up and I didn't see him,'' said Tyson, who said called police about 11 p.m. 

Police and fire officials searched for Anthony Tyson again Wednesday, but no body was found until Saturday.

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