Identity Released of Arlington Heights Man, Hersey Grad Who Died Following Rescue at Petite Lake


The identity of the Arlington Heights man, who was pulled from Petite Lake on the Chain O’Lakes in Lake County, was released by authorities Monday, August 6, 2018. Jason Saccone, age 23, of Arlington Heights died at Advocate Condell Medical Center Saturday evening, August 4, 2018 after he was pulled from an area near the Petite Lake Sandbar.

Jason Saccone 1994-2018
Jason Saccone 1994-2018

Jason graduated from Hersey High School in Arlington Heights in 2012. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management from Indiana University (Bloomington) through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2016, where he also received a Business Foundation Certificate through the Kelley School of Business.

Funeral arrangements are at Glueckert Funeral Home in Arlington Heights (

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 Lake County Sheriff’s Marine unit was dispatched about 5:05 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, to the Petite Lake Sandbar (located on the Chain O’Lakes) to a report of an unresponsive person arriving on a boat on shore near Grass Lake Road. When Marine Unit Deputies arrived, a 23-year-old man, of Arlington Heights, had already been pulled from the water near the Petite Lake Sandbar.

Marine Unit Deputies arrived quickly, performed CPR on the man, and deployed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) until paramedics arrived. The man was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigation shows the man did not know how to swim and went under the water where the depth was 8-10 feet. He was under the water for approximately two minutes before being pulled out. Alcohol may have been a factor, according to police.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy on the man Monday, August 6, 2018.



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