Boy pulled from pond after 90 minutes dies

A 15-year-old boy was in a pond for more than 90 miutes Thursday night before divers were able to find him and pull him from the water in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.
April 18, 2014 7:01:32 AM PDT
A 15-year-old boy has died after he was in a pond for more than 90 miutes Thursday night before divers were able to find him and pull him from the water in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

Rescue crews responded about 9:05 p.m. because the boy was missing and was thought to have been in the pond behind a home in the 6100 block of Haligus Road, according to a statement from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department.

Divers located the boy submerged in about eight feet of water at 10:37 p.m. He was taken in critical condition to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, the statement said. He was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m.

Crystal Lake fire crews were assisted by several fire departments from McHenry, Lake and Kane counties. The McHenry County Sheriff's office is investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


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