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updated: 7/28/2012 11:12 PM

Boy killed in Petite Lake boating accident

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A 10-year-old boy was killed late Saturday afternoon in a boating accident on Petite Lake in Lake County.

The boy was riding on an inner tube being pulled by a motorboat, fell off and was hit by another motorboat, said Sgt. Brett Scroggins, supervisor of District 2 of Region 2 of the Illinois Department of Resources Conservation Police.

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He declined to release the boy's name or hometown.

Rescue officials were called at 4:40 p.m.

As of 10:30 p.m., the accident scene was still being investigated, according to Scroggins. The lake was closed to traffic periodically during the investigation, he said.

No tickets have been issued.

Fire departments from Lake Villa, Antioch and Round Lake, plus the Lake County sheriff's office marine unit, responded to the call with boats and divers. Antioch reported taking two people with nonlife-threatening injuries to a hospital.

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