Man Dies after Being Pulled from Petite Lake

By PF Staff

On August 4, 2018, at approximately 5:05PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit was dispatched to the Petite Lake Sandbar (located on the Chain O’Lakes) for a report of an unresponsive person. When Marine Unit Deputies arrived, the 23-year-old, of Arlington Heights, had already been pulled from the water.
Marine Unit Deputies arrived quickly, performed CPR on the man, and deployed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) until paramedics arrived. The man was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation shows the man did not know how to swim and went under the water where the depth was 8-10 feet. He was under the water for  approximately two minutes before being pulled out. Alcohol may be a factor. The victim has been identified as 23 year-old Jason Saccone of Arlington Heights. Preliminary autopsy results indicate he died from drowning. Toxicology results are pending,” stated Lake County Coroner, Dr. Howard Cooper. “We have been in close contact with Jason’s family and our sincerest condolences go out to them. This is truly a tragedy,” he added.