CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was ejected from a boat that was going more than 120 mph during a drag race Thursday evening on a far north suburban lake.
The 59-year-old was taking part in a weekly race hosted by the Northern Illinois Drag Boat Association about 7:30 p.m. on Grass Lake in unincorporated Antioch, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Testifies Osundairo Brothers Asked For $2 Million To Say They Weren't Involved In Any Hoax
Authorities estimate the Bristol, Wisconsin, resident was topping 120 mph when his 17-foot boat hit “a possible wake in the water,” causing it to roll over several times and ejecting him, sheriff’s police said. He was wearing a life jacket and helmet.
The man was initially knocked out in the water, but he regained consciousness by the time sheriff’s marine unit deputies — who monitor the races every week — rescued him, police said.READ MORE: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed In Chinatown
Paramedics took him to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He is expected to survive, police said.
The marine unit is investigating the crash.MORE NEWS: Amazon Web Services Reports Major Outage; Netflix, Venmo, Instacart Among Many Affected Sites
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