Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy died following an apparent fall from a fence in the backyard of a home in Round Lake Beach Thursday morning.
The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District and Round Lake Beach Police Department responded around 12:30 a.m. Thursday to the 2000 block of Evergreen Lane in Round Lake Beach.
Fire department radio traffic indicated an injured person was bleeding.
Paramedics arrived and found the victim was not conscious and not breathing.
Police officials said the victim was identified as a 17-year-old boy and he resided at the residence.
The juvenile appeared to have been climbing a fence in the backyard of his home when he fell.
The homeowners and residents of the home heard a loud crash, investigated and called 911 after finding the child critically injured.
Paramedics performed lifesaving measures on the teenager but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police officials said.
A preliminary investigation indicates the incident is accidental in nature and not suspicious.
Autopsy results and the identity of the boy have not been released by the Lake County Coroner’s Office yet.