TwitterACicon86x90vert
UPS mail box webbanner728x90
facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | XRT | B96 | US99 | WDRV || FB CRIME | FIRE

   *** SCORES: BEARS | BLACKHAWKS | BULLS | CUBS | FIRE | WHITE SOX ***
YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas PricesFloridaCardinal.comGLOBALCONFLICTMAPS.COMArlingtoncards.com THE GUIDE

Chicago Fire, Police and US Coast Guard Search Lake Michigan After ‘Man Overboard’ in Race to Mackinac

Sat July 21 2018 6:45 pm  https://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=470251
Share The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"
| NEWS NOW | LOCAL NEWS | WEATHER NOW | US/World Chicago | Movies Cardinal Theater

Chicago firefighters and divers responded about 2:50 p.m. Saturday July 21, 2018 with the U.S. Coast Guard to a report that a man wearing an inflatable life vest fell overboard from a racing yacht named Imedi and was in the water about 4 miles east of Navy Pier. Later firefighters learned that boaters said the man was possibly not wearing a life vest.

Winds were from the North at 10, gusting to 15 mph, at the time of the “man overboard” alert. Firefighters immediately went to work using an infrared FLIR camera, and were working with visual search operations. Firefighters called the boat to find out whether they knew the boat’s best position when the man went overboard. By 3:12 p.m. about six or seven rescue boats were immediately at the scene involved in the search.

The Transpac 52 (TP52) is a class of yacht used for competitive yacht racing — recognized by the International Sailing Federation.

According to the Mackinac Race Committee’s website, the sailboat’s location at the time of “man overboard” was about five nautical miles from the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac starting line, just off the Chicago Harbor breakwall. The race starts at the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse, so the “man overboard” alert occurred when the board was not far from the Starting Line.

The U.S. Coast Guard said a sailor participating in the Race to Mackinac event fell overboard around 3:00 Saturday afternoon. The name, gender and age of the person was not immediately disclosed. One report stated the person is believed to be a man in his 50s, but another report stated the man is a 32 year-old male sailor. The Coast Guard sent a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter and boats to help with the search.

The man overboard alert was from Imedi, a Transpac 52 competing in the Turbo Section of the Race Mackinac.

The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department deployed helicopters and other assets to help. Many of the firefighters stopped search operations about 5:30 p.m. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter refueled about 5:30 p.m. and was back at the scene about 5:45 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard plans to continue the search until daylight is gone after sunset. If the man is not found, the search will be suspended until tomorrow.

Partial List CFD Assets in Search

ENGINE(S): E2 (Fire Boat) E ??

TRUCK(S): T ?? T ?? TL ??

SQD ?? CV ??

WATER RESPONSE: FAST BOAT 6-8-8,
SCUBA DIVE TEAM 6-8-7, RESCUE HELICOPTER 6-8-2

CHIEF(S): BC1, DEPUTY DISTRICT CHIEF (SCUBA) 6-8-6, SPECIAL OPERATIONS BC 5-1-5

EMS: A74 FC ?? STANDBY A ??

STAGING: Bus Station at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue

The boats in the 333-mile Race to Mackinac continue to race at night, while racing from the Chicago Lighthouse to Mackinac Island, Michigan. More than 3,000 sailors from 39 states and 16 countries are participating this year in the 110th annual race, which can take two to three days, depending on the winds.

Previously two sailors, Mark Morley, 51, and Suzanne Bickel, 41, died in the Race to Mackinac when winds from a thunderstorm capsized their boat near Fox Island, about 13 miles northwest of Charlevoix, Michigan in northern Lake Michigan in near midnight July 17-18, 2011 (Sunday/Monday). Six of the crew were rescued.


MORE INFO BELOW ADS …




^^ MOBILE? USE VOICE MIC ^^

 facebook … 

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies

GET ALERTS on Facebook.com/ArlingtonHeightsCrime

Stay informed with news from PublicSafetyReporter.com’s Emergencies Behind the Scenes Facebook page — Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies. Includes links to favorite public safety and emergency rescuers and product manufacturers and safety companies that have Facebook pages. Submit your pictures or just stay up-to-date on with fire, rescue, EMS and police photo galleries. Please add your public safety photo to the timeline, or send a message to the page.


Help fund The Cardinal Arlingtoncardinal.com/sponsor

CARDINAL NEWS POPULAR TRENDING ...

~ ALSO ~
Cardinal News Last Year Today's Date
CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Tags: , , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

! MORE NEWS FAST!!! MOST RECENT: CRIMEBLOG | MOST RECENT: FIREBLOG | SUBMIT NEWS TIPS
::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! CoolFitnessGifts.com ::: Cubs, Sox caps at ChicagoFanfare.com :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- Arlingtoncardinal.com. For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights | YouTube.com/DailyHeraldClips
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | YouTube.com/FoxNews | Associated Press | The Cardinal
 
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog
« EARLIER | SEARCH ARTICLES BY DATE -- Arlingtoncardinal.com/searchdate | LATER »

Comments for Arlingtoncardinal.com
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the Arlingtoncardinal.com article per se. Please comment on Facebook.com/ArlingtonCardinal or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at Arlingtoncardinal.com/about/facebook ...

SUBMIT CRIME TIPS ...
Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on CitizenObserver.com and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check CitizenObserver.com for availability for your community.

   Arlingtoncardinal.com/traffic | Traffic on Twitter

CARDINAL NEWS @EARLYREPORT | #ad▼

CHICAGOLAND RADAR


Weather radar map is provided by DarkSky.net
WEATHER | NEXRAD | INTERACTIVE RADAR | NWS+

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET TWITTER

UPS mail box webbanner728x90