ANTIOCH, Ill. — A Joliet man drowned while trying to help a girl who was having trouble swimming in Chain O’Lakes, according to Lake County officials.
Officials said the man, 43, his girlfriend and her three daughters rented a boat Friday. The three girls were swimming when one of them started struggling to swim. The 43-year-old man jumped into the water to help her, but went under and did not resurface.
The man’s body was pulled from the water around 3:40 p.m. by a passing boater and driven to a marina in the 38700 block of North Broadway Drive in Antioch.
The man was transported to Northwestern McHenry Hospital where he later died.
Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating.