Fair
42°FFairFull Forecast

Man rescued from icy Bangs Lake

Published: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 10:23 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 10:50 p.m. CDT

WAUCONDA – Firefighters on Thursday night rescued an ATV rider who fell through the ice on Bangs Lake, according to the Wauconda Fire District.

Crews were called to the lake about 10:15 p.m. and found a man and his ATV in the icy water about a half-mile from shore, a news release said. The man was clinging to an ATV tire.

Four rescuers wearing cold-water immersion suits walked onto the ice and pulled the man from the water, using with an inflatable raft, the release said.

The 30-year-old man was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington for treatement of exposure.

– Lawerence Synett

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

Do you think the U.S. Postal Service should continue Saturday mail delivery?
Yes
No