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.
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.