An 88-year-old man has died after he was rescued by police officers from a pond in Hainesville early Monday morning, the coroner said.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Grayslake-Hainesville Police Department responded around 12:50 a.m. Monday to the 0-100 block of North Brittany Lane in Hainesville for a water rescue call.
Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District Chief Greg Formica said that an Alzheimer’s patient left his home in the early morning hours.
The man’s wife was attempting to get him back inside their home when the man ran into a pond, Formica said.
The wife called 911 for help and police officers arrived on the scene first and entered the water.
The water was 8-10 feet deep but the victim was on the surface, Formica said.
Officers removed the man from the water and immediately began performing CPR until paramedics arrived.
Paramedics took over care and transported the man to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek identified the man on Thursday as Charles Hansen, 88, of Hainesville.
Formica said Hansen was in “very critical condition” when he was transported to the hospital.
He died hours after arriving at the hospital, Banek said.