CHICAGO (AP) -- The
body of a missing Chicago sailor has been recovered in Lake Michigan one
week after falling off a yacht during a race.
Chicago police and
the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed 53-year-old Jon
Santarelli’s body was spotted mid-day Saturday, about six miles from
Chicago’s Belmont Harbor.
missing July 21 approximately five miles east of Navy Pier. His crew’s boat
had just begun competing in the 110th edition of the Chicago Yacht Club’s
annual Race to Mackinac.
In a statement
Saturday night, the yacht club expressed condolences to Santarelli’s family,
friends and the sailing community. A club official, Nick Berberian, said the
club would investigate the death -- including Santarelli’s flotation device.
All competitors in
the vicinity suspended racing the day he went missing to help search.