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Man, 23, dies after being pulled from water at Chain O’ Lakes State Park

Chain O'Lakes | Dale Bowman/Sun-Times

Authorities have identified a man who died Saturday evening after being pulled from the water at Chain O’Lake State Park in Lake Villa.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s marine unit responded about 5:05 p.m. to a call of an unresponsive person at the Petite Lake Sandbar, according to the sheriff’s office.

When they arrived, 23-year-old Jason Saccone had already been pulled from the water, according to the sheriff’s office and the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

Deputies performed CPR and used a defibrillator on Saccone, who was then taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived in Arlington Heights.

Preliminary results of an autopsy performed Monday indicated that Saccone died from drowning, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. Toxicology results were pending.

An investigation found he went underwater without knowing how to swim, the sheriff’s office said. He was under for roughly two minutes before being pulled out.

Alcohol may have been a factor in his death, the sheriff’s office said.