CHICAGO (CBS) — A Joliet man drowned Friday in unincorporated Antioch after attempting to save a girl who was having trouble swimming in the Fox Lake, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The man and his girlfriend and her three daughters rented a boat and anchored in the area of Columbia Bay. The three girls were swimming when one of them began having trouble, and the man jumped in to help her.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers; Unclear If Order Is Related To Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
He went under the water and did not resurface. He was located submerged about 15 minutes later, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: A Quiet And Cool Fall Weekend
Around 3:40 p.m. Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit deputies were dispatched to the area and found that the 43-year-old man had been pulled from the lake by a passing boater and driven to a marina in the 38700 block of North Broadway Drive in unincorporated Antioch.
The man was taken to Northwestern McHenry Hospital where he later died.MORE NEWS: Amid Critical CPS School Bus Driver Shortage, One Company Uses Halloween Event As Recruiting Tool
The incident appears to be an accident, but Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating.