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Body of Teenage Boy Recovered from Waukegan Harbor

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    Teenage Boy Drowns in Waukegan Harbor

    A 14-year-old boy was swimming in a "no swimming" area in the northern suburbs when he went underwater and never resurfaced. Susan Carlson reports. (Published Saturday, June 25, 2016)

    The body of a teenage boy was recovered from north suburban Waukegan Harbor after the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search for more than five hours, officials confirmed. 

    The Coast Guard responded to a call around 3:19 p.m., and were searching for a 14-year-old African-American male, authorities said. His body was found around 8:30 p.m., officials said. 

    He was out swimming with two other people when he went underwater and never resurfaced, according to the Coast Guard. The two other people were saved by a good Samaritan boater, and are expected to be fine. 

    Officials said the group was swimming in a posted 'No Swimming' area, a boat channel with very strong currents. Family members and several bystanders threw him a life jacket, authorities said, though it was unclear at what point during the incident that occurred.

    Teenage Boy Drowns in Waukegan Harbor

    [CHI] Teenage Boy Drowns in Waukegan Harbor
    The body of a teenage boy was recovered from north suburban Waukegan Harbor after the U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search for more than five hours, officials confirmed. Trina Orlando reports.
    (Published Friday, June 24, 2016)

    The Coast Guard deployed a 45-foot response boat from a station in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a helicopter over the water, officials said.

    Emergency personnel, including divers, from the Waukegan Fire and Police Department were also called to the scene.

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