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Man Pulled From Pond Near Des Plaines Dies

The North Maine Fire Protection District pulled a man from a pond Saturday in the 9300 block of Bay Colony Drive.

UPDATED 9:50 A.M. Sunday

The 37-year-old man who was pulled from a pond in rural Des Plaines Saturday has died, the Daily Herald reported.

The man was identified as Anthony Hensely, 37, of Villa Park, the newspaper reported.

Hensely worked for a contractor placing live swans in a pond to keep geese away, North Maine Fire Protection District officials said. The incident happened in the 9300 block of Bay Colony Drive.

A jogger saw Hensely fall out of his kayak at about 7 a.m. Saturday. District Fire Chief Jim Reid said the man was submerged for about 45 to 50 minutes in 10 to 12 feet of water.

Saturday 1:30 p.m.

A 37-year-old man was pulled from a pond in rural Des Plaines after falling out of a kayak early Saturday, North Maine Fire Protection District officials said.

District Fire Chief Jim Reid said a jogger saw the man fall out of a kayak at about 7 a.m.

The man was submerged in the water for 45 to 50 minutes, Reid said. The pond is about 10 to 12 feet deep where the man was found by a dive team.

Authorities have not released the man's identity.

The man worked for a company that does geese control by placing live swans in the pond, Reid said, adding that there is a man-made swan nest in the middle of the pond.

The man was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in serious condition.

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