The 32-year-old Lake Forest woman whose body was pulled from the lake last week likely slipped off a rock wall while trying to cool off after a run and then couldn’t get out of the frigid water, her father told TribLocal.
Rebecca Long died after an extensive search for a swimmer in distress off Forest Park Beach was unable to save her and her body was pulled from the lake a few hours later. She was wearing running clothes at the time.
Her father, Gerard Long, of Lake Forest, is a former banking executive who became executive director of Alpha USA, a Christian ministry organization based out of Bannockburn, the TribLocal article says. The family moved to Lake Forest in 2003 and Rebecca lived with her parents.
She was the national director of Youth Alpha, according to the group’s website. She joined Alpha USA in 2006 after getting her MBA from Loyola University.
The organization is accepting donations in her name for the Alpha Youth Film Series that she launched.
Her funeral details are posted on the Alpha USA website here.