UPDATE – A 16-year-old was pulled out of a pond at Spencer Park after being under water for nearly 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon.
The condition of the boy has not been released. The body of water the victim was rescued from was about 50 feet deep. He, and another boy, were swimming in the pond unsupervised. Park officials say the pond is meant for fishing, and swimming is not permitted.
A helicopter was called in to the scene but was not used. The victim is being treated at a local hospital.
Mutual aid is being called for divers to a park in Belvidere for a water rescue.
The call came in just after 12 noon for a rescue at 825 N. Appleton Road, which is also known as Spencer Park. Dispatch calls indicate the rescue is for a pond in the park known as the ‘Blue Pond’ and not the Kishwaukee River which borders it.
Dive teams from across the area as well as a medical helicopter have been dispatched to the scene. No details yet on the nature of the rescue itself.
‘Eyewitness News’ has a crew en route, and will provide more details at they become available.