Kayaker dies after falling into lake near Cary

One person died after a kayak tipped over on Silver Lake near Cary early Sunday, Oakwood Hills Police Chief Raymond Cordell confirmed.

According to the Cary Fire Protection District, two men took a canoe out and it tipped over about halfway across the lake.

First responders from the district arrived at 1 a.m. to the 100 block of Lakeshore Drive in Oakwood Hills and found a 20-year-old Schaumburg man who had swum to shore before their arrival. The man was evaluated at the scene but declined going to the hospital, according to the first district.

A 19-year-old man was unaccounted for, and divers set up a water rescue operation at North Beach and began searching the lake. At 2:30 a.m. the rescue became a recovery effort, and crews found the man about an hour later at a spot 12 feet deep and 60 feet from shore, officials said.

Fox River Grove, Nunda Rural, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington-Countryside, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Countryside, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Wauconda and Woodstock fire departments helped with rescue efforts or covered the Cary station during the response. The Oakwood Hills and Cary police departments and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

The Oakwood Hills Police Department is investigating.

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