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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

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