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Boater rescued from Fox River in Algonquin

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 8:03 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 3:20 p.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN — A boater was pulled from the Fox River during a rescue call Friday morning, according to the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District.

A call came in around 7:20 a.m. Friday morning for a water rescue near the Route 62 bridge just east of North Harrison Street, Assistant Chief Peter Van Dorpe said.

A single boater in a canoe was on the downstream side of the dam, Van Dorpe said, adding the churning water managed to flip the canoe.

Within 10 to 15 minutes, both the individual and the canoe were pulled from the water. Van Dorpe said the boater refused medical treatment.

One lane of estbound traffic on Algonquin Road was shut down going over the bridge during the rescue, Van Dorpe said.

-Northwest Herald

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