Southern Illinois Man Hailed As Hero Before Drowning 

(Sesser, IL)  —  Friends say a southern Illinois man saved two girls from Rend Lake before he went under the water. The Illinois Conservation Police found the body of 37 year old Jeremy Jelley of Geff yesterday morning. Jelley drowned Friday. But his girlfriend says he first saved her two 12-year-old daughters from high winds and strong waves. Conservation Police say Friday saw a quick change in the weather, and conditions on the lake went from peaceful to choppy in a matter of minutes.