CHICAGO (CBS) — A man died Thursday morning, after a car plunged into a lake in a forest preserve in west suburban Aurora.
Kane County Forest Preserve spokeswoman Laurie Mentanchek said firefighters were called to Lake Patterson in the Oakhurst Forest Preserve around 8 a.m., for a call about a car in the water.READ MORE: Two Simeon High School Students, Both 15, Killed In Shootings Four Hours Apart
A diver went in the water around 8:15 a.m., and found a victim a few minutes later. The man was pulled out of the water, and taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was pronounced dead.
“There originally were two males in the car. One was able to escape before it went in the water, and he was the person who flagged down a car on 5th Avenue there to call 911,” Mentanchek said.READ MORE: A Day After Plainfield Mom Told CBS 2 She Was Keeping Her Special-Needs Son At Home Because Of School Bus Driver Shortage And Long Commute, District 202 Contacts Her With Solutions
The second man also was taken to the hospital, but his condition was not available late Thursday morning.
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Kane County Forest Preserve Police were investigating.