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Galena man dies in flood waters

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JO DAVIESS COUNTY, Ill. (KWWL) -

Jo Daviess, Illinois rescue crews could not save a rural Galena man from Wednesday's floods.

Sheriff officials say 75-year-old Daniel Wegner was stranded in flood waters around 9:20  p.m.

Crews attempted to rescue him but his vehicle was carried away and Wegner, nor his vehicle could be found.

About 10 a.m. Thursday, workers found him dead inside his vehicle about 100 yards from where he was last seen.

An autopsy is planned.

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