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Lake Co. Deputy Coroner Saves Family from Flooding

The family, including a young boy, were submerged up to their chests in their car Monday night.

A Lake County deputy coroner is being hailed as a hero by a Lincolnwood family of four for getting them out of their car that was partially submerged in water in Lake Bluff during Monday night’s flooding, according to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Le family, including their 4-year-old son and mother-in-law, were up to their chests in water on Route 41, but refused to get out of the car. So Jason Patt went in to get them and then brought them to his coroner’s truck to warm up, the article says.

You can read the full Sun-Times story of the rescue here.

Sophie Chadd May 15, 2014 at 06:29 PM
I highly recommend people read the full Sun-Times story. Sounds like Jason Patt was more concerned about the safety of the people he saved than he was for his own safety. I think this is the type of person we need for sheriff--one who puts his money where his mouth is. Thank you, Mr Patt, you've increased my faith in our public servants.

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