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Weird golf news of the week: Chicago-area man found dead in water hazard

December 30, 2014

The body of John A. Gaines was found face down in a creek at the Chicago-area Geneva Golf on Friday, according to NBC Chicago.

Gaines, 74, was a longtime resident of the area. He is survived by his wife, Jean, who is the Geneva Chamber of Commerce President.

A couple playing golf discovered the body when looking for a ball that was hit into the creek on the course's sixth hole. Talk about a horrifying run-in with a water hazard.

An autopsy was performed on Monday and an investigation is pending. However, Geneva Police Commander Julie Nash previously said there's nothing to suggest foul play. Stay tuned.