UPDATE: Rockford teen rescued from Byron lake dies

Published: May. 28, 2018 at 1:58 PM CDT
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Updated May 29, 12:07 p.m.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says the 16-year-old boy who was rescued from Lake Louise in Byron has died.

The coroner's office says the teen was Luis Campos and his cause of death is drowning.


Posted May 28, 1:58 p.m.

BYRON, Ill. (WIFR) - A teen boy is taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a water rescue at Lake Louise in Byron.

Byron fire officials say the 16-year-old Rockford boy was underwater for 5-10 minutes before other swimmers and divers could pull him out of the lake.

Crews believe the boy was in a no swimming zone when he went under.

Investigators say the teen was in the no swimming zone trying to retrieve a beach ball.

The teen was taken to a hospital in Rockford.