Pike County Illinois Sheriff’s deputies say a visitor to the area drowned at a small pond northwest of Griggsville.
Authorities were called at 7:33 for a water rescue. Witnesses indicate a 20 year old man was staying at a local rental property with friends when he went out onto a pond with a kayak. Witnesses also say the man was a non swimmer and immediately went under water. The body was recovered around 8:15 p-m. A news release from the Pike County Sheriff's Department indicates alcohol and drugs are believed to have played a role in the accident. Those involved are not from the area according to authorities. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family.