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Man dies after being rescued from Petite Lake

Petite Lake

A 23-year-old man who didn’t know how to swim died after going under the water on Petite Lake on Saturday, police said.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit was called at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday to the Petite Lake Sandbar, which is located on the Chain O’Lakes, for a report of an unresponsive person.

Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that a 23-year-old Arlington Heights man had gone under the water for two minutes before being rescued by bystanders.

“Marine Unit deputies arrived quickly, performed CPR on the man, and deployed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) until paramedics arrived,” Covelli said.

The man was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was pronounced dead.

Covelli said that the man did not know how to swim and went under the water where the depth was 8 to 10 feet. Alcohol may be a factor in the drowning, police added.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Monday on the man, whose name is being withheld pending notification to family.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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