Press Release- Crystal Lake Teen Rescued From Pond
4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
On 04/17/2014 at 9:05 PM the McHenry County
Sheriff's Office was called to assist Crystal Lake Fire Department
with Traffic Control at a rescue operation. Deputies arrived
and shut down Haligus Rd. in Rural Woodstock, to civilian traffic
at the request of Fire Command. This closure remained in
place for approximately 3 hours while Crystal Lake Fire Department
conducted their rescue operation.
During this time the following information was
obtained regarding this incident. A 15 year old male was
attending a party for another teen at a residence located in the
6100 block of Haligus Rd., Woodstock, IL. Witnesses at the
scene advised that the teen stripped off some of his clothing and
jumped in to the pond from a pier. When he failed to surface
Crystal Lake Fire Department was called. None of the
information obtained at this time indicates that alcohol or drugs
were a factor. There is no indication of any other criminal
activity in this incident. The McHenry County Sheriff's
Office does not anticipate any arrests or criminal charges as a
result of this incident.
UPDATE: As of 10:40 AM on April 18, 2014. The McHenry County
Sheriff's Office was saddened to hear that despite the
extraordinary efforts of the fire and medical personnel involved,
the young man involved in this incident has died. Our
sympathies lie with his family as they go through this difficult
Nothing has been discovered by us up to this time that would
indicate that this is anything other than the tragic occurrence
that it appears to be.
The Coroner's office will be the point of contact for additional
information regarding a determination on the cause and manner of
Inquiries regarding the rescue operation should
be directed to the Crystal Lake Fire Department.
Again the McHenry County Sheriff's Office would like extend our
sympathies to this young man's family.