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Cary boy injured in boating accident expected to make full recovery, sheriff's office says

A 6-year-old Cary boy seriously injured in a Sunday afternoon boating accident is expected to make a full recovery, McHenry County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sandra Rogers said.

Fox River Grove police and fire departments, the sheriff's office and Flight for Life responded to the scene at 598 Birch Lane about 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

The boy was swimming and dove underneath the murky water at Picnic Grove Park beach in unincorporated Fox River Grove, and a 19-year-old Algonquin man piloting an 18-foot Bayliner drove over him, sheriff's office officials said.

The child was seen floating unconscious shortly after and was pulled from the water. Once he was on the beach, bystanders began performing CPR, sheriff's office officials said.

The boy was taken by Flight for Life to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with serious injuries. It is not known at this time if the boy has been released from the hospital, Rogers said.

Alcohol isn't considered a factor in the crash, according to the sheriff's office.

The investigation is ongoing by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit.

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