Fisherman rescued from Fox River dam in Algonquin

Updated 7/25/2014 5:01 PM

A fisherman who drifted too close to the Algonquin dam was rescued from the Fox River early Friday morning.

The unidentified man drifted too close to the Algonquin Dam when fishing at about 7:15 a.m., and was swept into the boil, said Peter Van Dorpe, assistant chief with the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Department.


The canoe flipped over, Van Dorpe said, putting the fisherman in the water.

A witness called for a river rescue, prompting authorities to race to the scene, Van Dorpe said.

Van Dorpe said the man was quickly rescued from the water, then refused medical treatment at the scene.

Authorities were required to shut down the right lane on Algonquin Road at River Road due to the river rescue.

He said everything was back to normal about 8:30 a.m.

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