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Crews perform CPR on baby after vehicle goes into lake

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Baby pulled from car that went into lake

A baby was pulled from a car that went into Silver Lake in Highland, IL. The baby was flown to a St. Louis Hospital.
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A baby was pulled from a car that went into Silver Lake in Highland, IL. The baby was flown to a St. Louis Hospital.

Emergency responders performed CPR on a baby after the vehicle the baby was in crashed into a lake.

The vehicle went into Highland Silver Lake at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday near Illinois 143. The baby was later taken to a local hospital.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department was handling the crash, which may be connected to a fatal house fire in Glen Carbon, according to authorities.

Authorities said a paramedic jumped into the lake and pulled the baby from the vehicle.

Rescuers did not immediately find a driver of the vehicle. Illinois Department of Natural Resources officers with a sonar-equipped boat were searching the lake as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday.

Police officers with dogs were sweeping the nearby woods as well.

Crews were able to pull the vehicle from the lake. The sport-utility vehicle appeared to be a silver or gray Nissan Armada.

The vehicle apparently went around a house and then into a lake. A passerby noticed the vehicle’s lights and called 911.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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