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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Water Rescue Incident

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District

1020 West Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills, IL  60156



Incident Press Release


For Immediate Release

Friday April 16, 2021


Contact:         Battalion Chief John Greene


                        847-658-8233  Headquarters

847-854-2609  Fax





 Fox River, Algonquin, Illinois


Water Rescue Incident




At 1:06 p.m., April 16, 2021, the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a report of a person in distress in the Fox River near the intersection of North Harrison Street and Algonquin Road in Algonquin.  A nearby resident notified the 911 dispatch center of a male victim in the water yelling for help.  First responding emergency personnel arrived on the scene within four minutes and observed a person holding onto their capsized boat in the water toward the east bank of the Fox River.  Firefighters quickly removed the patient from the water and brought them into an ambulance to warm them. The patient suffered no injuries and was not transported to a hospital. No fire district injuries were reported.

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