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Rescuers search Rend Lake for missing Carmi teen

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The search continues Tuesday morning for a Carmi teenager presumed drowned in a southern Illinois lake.

Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old woman they say disappeared while swimming in Rend Lake.

The Carmi resident was swimming with friends on Monday in the Franklin County lake when she slipped beneath the water.

Rescue crews spent hours searching for the teenager before calling off the effort for the night.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says authorities don't believe alcohol or drugs played a part in her disappearance and don't believe foul play was involved.

The search was set to resume around 8 this morning.

Investigators haven't released the woman's name.

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