Wauconda Capsize-Water Rescue, Recovery

Friday night at 7:30pm two youth 9 and 10 years old were on a paddle boat in choppy waters on Bangs Lake(Wauconda). The boat that they were piloting capsized. Screams were heard by local fisherman in a boat nearby. The fisherman were able to rescue one of the 10 year old youth. The second youth continued missing. The search went on until 12:00am at which time the recovery mission was re-categorized as a recovery.

20 area rescue teams responded to the emergency. Bangs Lake will remain closed until the second youth will be found.