A press release from the Alqonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department:
Fox River Dam, Algonquin, Illinois, Water Rescue Incident
At 7:18 a.m., July 25, 2014 the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
responded to a report of a boat sinking nearing the low head dam on the Fox River at the Route 62 Bridge, in Algonquin.
Fishermen on the shoreline notified the 911 dispatch center of a canoe and a male victim in the dam.
First responding emergency personnel arrived on the scene within three minutes at 7:21 a.m. and found the overturned canoe with one victim hanging on to it in the boil of the dam.
Firefighters quickly dropped ropes and a lifesaving buoy to the victim, and pulled him safely to shore.
The victim was on shore within 8 minutes of the fire departments arrival.
He was evaluated for injuries and released at the scene. No civilian or fire district injuries were reported.