The sheriff is investigating after a boy died after he was found unresponsive at a residence near Richmond Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Township Fire Protection District and Mercyhealth MD-1 responded around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday to the 9600 block of Hillandale Road in unincorporated Richmond.
Sheriff’s officials said the call was for a medical emergency involving an unresponsive juvenile male.
911 dispatchers indicated over the radio that someone was performing CPR on the juvenile, a 14-year-old.
Fire officials said paramedics initiated lifesaving treatment and were assisted by Mercyhealth MD-1.
Paramedics rushed the juvenile to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry where he was pronounced dead.
“The Richmond Township Fire Protection District expresses our sorrow and condolences to the family,” the district said.
Sheriff’s officials did not provide further information on the circumstances of the incident. It is unclear whether foul play was involved.
“Out of respect for the family and for the integrity of the investigation, no further information will be available at this time,” the sheriff’s office said Wednesday afternoon.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office responded and is scheduling an autopsy.
The investigation remains ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.