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Boater Dies at Argyle Lake State Park

May 14, 2014

Rescue workers spent more than six hours searching for a western Illinois man who disappeared after the boat he was in took on water and capsized at Argyle Lake State Park.

Derrick A. Hull, 22, of Coatsburg was reported missing at 5:45 pm Tuesday. His body was pulled from the lake at 12:30 am Wednesday.

Argyle Lake
Credit Rich Egger

McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker said Hull was in the boat with a friend, Dustin Tangerose, 22, of Camp Point.

Tangerose was able to swim to shore.

VanBrooker said the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

The sheriff’s department, IDNR, and several other agencies took part in the search and recovery.