WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- An employee at the Waukegan Yacht Club is being credited with helping two men escape serious injury after their car went into Lake Michigan Tuesday afternoon.
From his office window, 27-year-old Dave Shaw saw the car crash through a cement planter. The experienced lifeguard ran out and jumped into the water. A second yacht club employee threw-in a life preserver.
Witnesses tell us one man in the car stayed in the vehicle for a while finishing a cigarette.
The other occupant ignored a life preserver.
Police recovered the car and are searching it for evidence.
It was unclear what caused the crash.