Body of Illinois duck hunter found near Lake Villa – Outdoor News

Chicago, Ill. — The body of a 60-year-old duck hunter was recovered Nov. 4 from Fourth Lake near Lake Villa — a village in Lake County — after he first went missing on Oct. 30.

Patrick Serzynski was identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office while a preliminary autopsy ruled that he had drowned. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. On Oct. 30, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement posted to Facebook that Serzynski “was last heard from around 10 a.m. when he was hunting on Fourth Lake, from his duck blind.”

Serzynski’s boat was recovered on the day he went missing, the police confirmed, adding that his personal property also had been recovered. Additionally, nearby fire departments sent out dive teams and rescue boats to look for Serzynski. He is survived by his wife, Kimberley, and his son, Patrick.

“Pat’s greatest joy was his son Patrick and being a dad, from teaching him how to fish and hunt, being his floor hockey coach, and too many more precious moments to list,” the obituary noted.