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updated: 4/18/2014 9:18 AM

Boy, 15, pulled from pond in Crystal Lake is dead

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McHenry County Coroner officials said a 15-year-old boy pulled from a pond in unincorporated McHenry County near Crystal Lake is dead.

McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski said in a news release at 9 a.m. that the 15-year-old Hispanic male from Crystal Lake was rescued from the pond located behind a home in the 6100 block of Haligus Road near Crystal Lake at 10:30 p.m.

However, she said, the teen was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m. Thursday night at Centegra Woodstock Hospital.

She said an autopsy would be performed later today, and that the McHenry County Sheriff's Office is investigating the matter.

She added the identity is not being released at this time.

Divers were called to the pond at about 9 p.m. Thursday night, authorities said, and recovered the body of the teen at about 10:30 p.m.

The boy was found under the surface of the pond in about 8-feet of water, officials said.

Authorities said the boy was in critical condition when he was rushed to Centegra after being found at 10:30 p.m.

It remains unknown at this time why the boy was in the pond.

Divers from numerous area departments were called to the scene to assist the Crystal Lake Fire Department in the search, authorities said.

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