Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

A 67-year-old Port Barrington man was pronounced dead at the hospital after crashing his boat Friday evening on the Fox River.

The crash occurred at 3:01 pm in the 200 block of River Dr. in Trout Valley, when the single vessel boat crashed bow first into a concrete pier and concrete post.

The man, who was the sole occupant of the boat, was thrown into the water. Two bystanders, one being an off-duty firefighter, pulled the unconscious victim from the river and began performing CPR.

Flight For Life was requested but paramedics subsequently decided to transport to Good Shepard Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to authorities, there was no signs of foul play and impairment to drugs or alcohol does not appear to have been a factor. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake County Coroner’s Office are conducting the investigation.

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