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Police investigating death of man at Crystal Lake Main Beach

Police are investigating the death of a man who was pulled from the water at Crystal Lake Main Beach after falling down face first.

The Crystal Lake Fire Department, Crystal Lake Park District Police Department, and Lakewood Police Department responded to a call of a person who was pulled from the water at the Crystal Lake Main Beach at around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The coroner’s office said that Edward B. McCaffery, 59, of Crystal Lake, fell face first into the water at the beach and a bystander pulled him out.

McCaffery was pronounced dead at Centegra Hospital – Huntley at 2:53 p.m. on Sunday, according to the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

An autopsy is scheduled at the McHenry County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday.


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