Arlington Heights man's death on Chain O' Lakes ruled a drowning

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/7/2018 6:38 PM
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  • Jason Saccone

    Jason Saccone

The death of an Arlington Heights man in the Chain O' Lakes over the weekend officially has been ruled a drowning, Lake County authorities said Tuesday.

Jason Saccone, 23, died Saturday after being pulled from the water about 5 p.m. at the Petite Lake Sandbar, where he had been boating with friends.

"Toxicology results are pending," the Lake County coroner's office said in a news release Tuesday. "We have been in close contact with Jason's family and our sincerest condolences go out to them. This is truly a tragedy."

Authorities say Saccone was in an area of water about 8 to 10 feet deep when he went underwater for about two minutes before being taken out. He did not know how to swim, officials said, and alcohol may have played a role in the drowning.

Saccone was a 2012 graduate of Hersey High School in Arlington Heights and worked as an account manager for Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, according to his obituary.

A visitation is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights and at 9 a.m. Friday, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Mount Prospect. The funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

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