Newton, IL – (Effingham Radio) – On June 6th, at approximately 12pm, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that there was an abandoned boat floating in Newton Lake.
Upon further investigation, it was suspected that the owner went overboard.
At approximately 4:10pm, the body of Arthur Golden, age 74 of Montrose, IL was recovered due to efforts of Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Jasper County EMA, Jasper County Ambulance Services and Wade Fire Protection District.
Arthur Golden was pronounced dead on the scene by Jasper County Coroner, Jason Meyer.
We will update this story as more details become available.