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Posted on: January 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Press Release: 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
Monday, January 4, 2016

Contact: Battalion Chief John Knebl
847-658-8233 Headquarters
847-854-2609 Fax

Fox River, Algonquin, Illinois

Water Rescue Incident

At 4:30 p.m., January 4, 2016, the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a report of a person in distress in the Fox River in the 800 block of Oceola Drive, 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 three minutes at 4:33 p.m. and were informed while in route that the victim was heroically rescued from the water by the occupants of a home along the shoreline by a ladder. Firefighters quickly attended to the victim and attempted to warm him. He was transported to Sherman Hospital in Elgin for further treatment. No civilian rescuer or fire district injuries were reported.
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