9-year-old missing in Wauconda lake after boating mishap

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WAUCONDA, Ill.  — Emergency crews are searching Bangs Lake in Wauconda for a 9-year-old reported missing in the water Friday night.

Crews were called to Edgewater Parkway and Monroe Avenue in Wauconda around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Officials said two boys, ages 9 and 10, were on a paddleboat when they fell into the water. The 10-year-old was pulled from the water by fishermen. A second boy, age 9, is still missing.

Officials said 20 different departments are involved in the search, including 15 divers.

The 10-year-old was taken to the hospital, police said. He was alert and talking.

Around 10 p.m., the effort turned from rescue to recovery.

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