CHICAGO (CBS) -- A boat nearly crashed into a house in Chicago's far northwest suburbs Saturday night, leaving at least one person dead and a second boater seriously hurt.
The wreckage landed just inches from a home in McHenry along the Fox River.
Investigators say the boat was apparently traveling at a high speed when it hit the river bank and launched into the yard.
A witness ran outside to help.
"I heard two, three big booms, ran out here. I saw a woman under the boat and a man breathing on the other side of the boat," he said. "Theyre going fast and all that stuff, but I've never seen any reckless maneuvers like this. There's a ramp of mud going right into the yard."
One victim was seen being rushed into a medical helicopter on a stretcher.
Police say the second victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Department of Natural Resources and McHenry County Sheriff's Department are investigating.
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