Investigation finds officials not to blame in 2009 drowning

January 6, 2011 3:01:08 PM PST
Investigators have determined that Calumet Township officials were not at fault for an after-hours pool party that ended in the death of a township trustee.

Twenty-six-year-old Carlos Salgado attended the late-night party for select public officials at Memorial Park in suburban Blue Island last June. The investigation concurs with police findings that Salgado died from accidental drowning.

This investigation was paid for by Calumet Township and focused on the actions of township employees and officials. It found some employees used bad judgment by going skinny-dipping.

Salgado's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the president of the park's district and others.

Attorneys for Salgado's family say alcohol was served and no lifeguards were provided.

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