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.
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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.