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Orland Park Guitarist One of Three Dead after Boating Accident

The victim was the third found following a crash between a pleasure boat and a barge Friday night.

Bob Bielarz and his wife, Viengsavanh. Photo Courtesy of ABC7 Chicago Facebook page.
Bob Bielarz and his wife, Viengsavanh. Photo Courtesy of ABC7 Chicago Facebook page.

Bob Bielarz, 39, of Orland Park, was the third victim pulled from the Cal-Sag Channel, following a Friday night crash between a pleasure boat and a commercial vessel.

The body of Bielarz was found around 10 a.m. Monday, Sun-Times Media reports. Also killed were his wife, Viengsavanh Bielarz, 40, and their friend, Jeremy Muzika, 33. Muzika and Bielarz suffered multiple injuries and died of drowning after the boat in which they were riding hit a 66-foot barge, according to autopsy results.  Their deaths were ruled accidental.

Neither the latter Bielarz nor Muzika was wearing a life jacket, the U.S. Coast Guard told media. 

The crash is under investigation. 

Bielarz was a guitarist, and played with nu-metal band No One from 2000 to 2003, Sun-Times Media reports, and rejoined the band later in 2010. Muzika and Bob Bielarz played together in a local cover band. 
 

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