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Associated Press - June 15, 2007 1:43 PM ET

MOMENCE, Ill. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl and her grandfather who disappeared while boating on an Illinois river on Wednesday have now been found -- the grandfather is dead, but the young girl is alive.

Searchers this morning found the body of the 62-year-old grandfather in the water near a small island on the Kankakee (KAN'-kuh-kee) River.

Hours after they pulled the body of David Klamecki from the water, the 5-year-old granddaughter -- Hannah Klamecki -- walked out of the woods and approached searchers.

She told them her grandfather had gone swimming.

The two were last seen on the river at about 7 pm on Wednesday.

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