Teen Pulled From Water After 90 Minutes Dies - NBC Chicago

Teen Pulled From Water After 90 Minutes Dies

First responders said they pulled the 15-year-old from a pond off Haligus Road in Woodstock, northwest of Chicago



    NBC Chicago's Regina Waldroup reports on the death of a Crystal Lake teen. (Published Friday, April 18, 2014)

    A 15-year-old Crystal Lake boy died late Thursday after being pulled from a private pond.

    Officials from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office said the boy was attending a party for another teen at a home on the on the 6100 block of Haligus Road in Woodstock, northwest of Chicago. Witnesses told deputies they saw the boy strip off some of his clothing and jump into the pond from a pier.

    The Crystal Lake Fire Department was called when the boy failed to surface, officials said. First responders said they were on the scene just six minutes after the 9:05 p.m. call. 

    Portions of the pond are 20 feet deep, but the boy was ultimately found in eight feet of water. He was pulled out at 10:37 p.m. and transported to Cetegra Hospital-McHenry, police said.

    Despite spending more than 90 minutes in the water, the teen was initially listed in critical condition.

    He was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m., McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski said early Friday. The teen's name was not publicly released as of 9 a.m. but Majewski said he was a Hispanic male.

    Sheriff's department officials said there was no indication, based upon information they had as of 10 a.m., that drugs or alcohol were a factor. They said they don't anticipate any arrests being made or criminal charges being filed.

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