On August 10, 2018, at approximately 5:40 PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit was dispatched to Barnacle Bob’s Boat Rentals (in Lake Marie, located on the Chain O’ Lakes) for a report of an unresponsive male. When Marine Unit Deputies arrived, the 70-year-old male, of Lake Villa, had already been pulled from the water and transported to St. Catherine’s Medical Center in Kenosha.
Preliminary investigation shows the man was on the front of his Crestliner Fishing boat with two adult male friends. A wave or wake hit the boat, causing it to sway and knocked the man off the boat. A witness on a different boat observed the man struggling in the water. The witness pulled the man from the boat and began CPR.
Antioch Rescue arrived on scene and continued life-saving efforts. The man was transported to St. Catherine’s and is currently in critical condition.
The incident remains under investigation.
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