Updated: September 3, 2014 2:10AM
A 15-year-old boy from Chicago Heights drowned while playing in a river with friends Sunday in Kankakee County.
Jaden Irby went under the water in the Kankakee River near the village of Aroma Park about 2 p.m., according to Illinois State Police and the Kankakee County coroner’s office.
Emergency crews responded after he did not surface right away, and his body was recovered about five hours later, authorities said.
An autopsy found Irby drowned, according to the coroner’s office.
Aroma Park is about four miles southeast of Kankakee.