(WGN-AM)- A man's body was recovered from the Des Plaines River Tuesday morning, near where Cook County Forest Preserve police have been searching for a Prospect Heights man who fell into the river last month.
The body, a white male who has not been officially identified, was found about 11:30 a.m. by a patrolman and a commander from the Cook County Forest Preserve police, said spokesman Steven Mayberry.
Prospect Heights fire officials assisted forest preserve police in retrieving the body, and it was taken to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. The man was pronounced dead there at 4:55 p.m., according to a medical examiner's office spokesman.
Forest preserve police have been conducting daily searches of the river since the evening of June 20, when Gavino Alvarez-Diego fell into the river while walking with another man near Milwaukee Avenue and Hintz Road.
Alvarez-Diego, who police said was 34 or 35, lived in Prospect Heights for about two years and has a wife and children in Mexico.
(The Chicago Tribune contributed to this story)
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