Two Men Fall Through Ice on Channel Lake Near Antioch Day After Record High at Waukegan Airport

Two men fell through lake ice on Sunday in an unincorporated area of Lake County near north suburban Antioch.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies about 3:29 p.m. Sunday January 22, 2017 to Channel Lake for a report that two adult males fell through the ice while fishing. A passer by called 9-1-1 after discovering the men calling for help. The men had been in the water for about 20 minutes already.

The men were returning to shore when the ice gave way and both fell into the water about 100 yards off shore. One man was able to pull himself out of the water. The second man, after being soaked in ice cold water for about 30 minutes, was rescued by members of the Antioch Fire Department.

Both men were transported to area hospitals. One man was transported to Saint Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the other man was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Both were observed and treated at the hospitals, and their conditions were not considered life threatening.

The sheriff’s office reminds the community due to warm temperatures the ice on the lakes can be dangerously thin.

Weather records at Waukegan Airport had not recorded a day with a minimum temperature below freezing since Monday January 16, 2017 when the low temperature was 24°F. Also, a record high for Waukegan Airport was recorded on Saturday January 21, 2017 was set at 58°F.

RECENT WEATHER AT WAUKEGAN AIRPORT

SUNDAY JANUARY 22, 2017
MAXIMUM 45 127 PM
MINIMUM 36 1159 PM

SATURDAY JANUARY 21 2017
MAXIMUM 58 250 PM (RECORD HIGH/WAUKEGAN)
MINIMUM 38 205 AM

FRIDAY JANUARY 20 2017
MAXIMUM 39 1053 PM
MINIMUM 36 727 PM

THURSDAY JANUARY 19 2017
MAXIMUM 37 1159 PM
MINIMUM 33 843 AM

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18 2017
MAXIMUM 36 336 PM
MINIMUM 33 1149 PM

TUESDAY JANUARY 17 2017
MAXIMUM 39 200 PM
MINIMUM 34 1159 PM

MONDAY JANUARY 16 2017
MAXIMUM 37 1159 PM
MINIMUM 24 156 AM




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