Boat capsize in Illinois, kayak capsizes on lake

A boat capsizes in Illinois.

The Kayak Association says a kayaker is in the hospital and that there were no injuries.

A state official says it appears the boat capsized and there were only two people aboard.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says the boat had been docked in the Lake of the Ozarks and was carrying four people, including a dog.

The National Park Service says a person on board the kayak died.

A photo posted to Facebook shows a boat in distress in Lake of a Lake of Lakes.

(Facebook/Kayak Association)A man on a kayaking trip on Lake of Lake of Bays, Illinois, says he lost his boat on the lake and that his kayak sank about 100 yards into the water.

A kayak cap was on the bottom of the lake, and the boat was not anchored, he said.

The National Park service says it is working with authorities to investigate the incident.

A National Park official said a man has been rescued from the lake.

We are currently interviewing him, he told AP.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

How a father rescued his child from a boat crash

A father who went to a rescue boat to save his son after a crash on a lake has become a hero for the rescue effort.

John Clements, of St. Louis, Missouri, was riding his son’s kayak from a local boat launch to the lake when he saw the boat’s propeller blades fly into the water and a large wave hit the boat.

The boat was flipped over and he said he was trying to stop it from sinking, but the force of the impact knocked him over.

He was able to keep the boat upright.

John was able at first to get the boat back upright, but when he looked back to see the waves were rising and the boat was starting to move, he said the kayak broke and fell into the lake.

He managed to swim to the shore to rescue his son, who was not wearing a life jacket, and called 911 to report the incident.

He said the boat overturned because the motor was off.

The kayak had no engine.

“It’s hard to describe how awesome it is to be able to walk away from a situation like this,” John said.

“This is one of those moments where it’s like you’re on your way to your job, you know, you’ve got a lot of other things to do and you can’t stop thinking about what’s going to happen.

And I can’t wait to get back on the boat.”