The body of a missing fisherman was recovered from the Mississippi River on Saturday. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that the body 46-year old, Dennis McMenamy of Richmand Heights, Missouri was found by the Illinois Conservation Police just after 1 p.m. about 100 yards north of the Chain of Rocks Canal near Lock and Dam 27.  

Law enforcement agencies had been searching for McMenamy since early Friday morning when the U.S. Coast Guard reported a collision between a tug boat and an empty fishing boat on the south side of the Mel Price Lock and Dam near entrance to the canal.

The accident remains under the investigation of the Illinois Conservation Police.

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