By Every day Mail Columnist
Updated: 09:32 BST, 21 February 2012
A rural Chicago father of three passed on after he fell through the ice while playing ice hockey with his youthful son.
Patrick â€˜Rockyâ€™ Rorig, 47, fell through two-inch thick ice on the lake behind his house what’s more, plunged into the solidifying waters.
He was submerged for 31 minutes some time recently rescuers were capable to recover his body.
Tragedy: Patrick Rorig, 47, fell through the two-inch ice on the lake behind his house while playing ice hockey with his son
NBC Chicago revealed that while Mr Rorig was incapable to make it to security recently night, his child was.
Mke Majercik of the McHenry Township Fire Security Locale told the station that Mr Roring was air-lifted to Advocate Condell Restorative Focus in Libertyville where he was articulated dead.
Mr Majercik, who was one of the to start with individuals at the scene, said he saw the gap in which Mr Roring fell, be that as it may saw no sign of the father.
The ice was thin what’s more, begun breaking, so the fire division at last sent in a jumper to recoup Mr Roring.
Tom Popovich, a companion of Mr Rorig, told NBC Chicago that the father was much-loved in the group what’s more, said the clinic had to turn individuals away since there were as well numerous visitors.
Through the ice: It took jumpers 31 minutes to find Rorig in the lake behind his house
He said he couldnâ€™t get it the nature of his death. â€˜He had such a solid heart what’s more, such a solid will, itâ€™s troublesome to accept anything could slaughter him, let alone a simple pond.â€™
Mr Popovich said his companion got the moniker since he wore two Rough Balboa T-shirts to school.
‘He had such a solid heart what’s more, such a solid will, itâ€™s troublesome to accept anything could slaughter him, let alone a unimportant pond.’
Mr Rorig, who worked as a custom home manufacturer in Johnsburg, is the second individual to fall through the ice in the more noteworthy Chicago region this month alone.
Justin Ribar, 29, an ice fisherman, passed on after falling through Pistakee Lake on February 3.
Authorities alert individuals not to go on the ice this season since of strangely warm temperatures.
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