Boat Flips, Divers Going to Work with Side Scan Sonar and Open Water Rescue Box Alarm at Bangs Lake, Wauconda

9-Year-Old Boy Missing in Bangs Lake Hours After Falling Overboard from Paddleboat

The search for a 9-year-old boy has shifted from a rescue mission to a recovery operation, authorities said Friday night.

Wauconda police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:26 PM Friday April 19, 2019 to a report of a boat flipped with kids in the water on the north side of Bangs Lake near Monroe Avenue and Edgewater Parkway Wauconda, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that at least two kids were in the water.

UPDATE: Firefighters and divers worked until about 2:48 a.m. and suspended the search until later on Saturday (7:30 a.m.). Wauconda police announced at 11:41 p.m. that Bangs Lake would be closed until further notice due to ongoing recovery efforts for the missing 9 year-old male.

Possibly one victim was safe and one victim was missing after a kayak or paddleboat capsized. One patient was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by 8:56 p.m.

A MABAS Division 4 Box Alarm on Box #34-69 for a Dive Sonar and Open Water Rescue Box Alarm on orders of BC34 was activated by 7:34 p.m.



BOX ALARM UNITS …

DIVE TECHS: Fox Lake, Grayslake, Fox River Grove, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Cary , Countryside, McHenry, Crystal Lake, Buffalo Grove, Mundelein, Nunda

SQUAD(S): McHenry

BOAT(S): MABAS 4 Boat, Lake Zurich Boat
RIT: BC ?? T ??  

MECHANICS: Gurnee and Newport

CHIEF(S): BC34  Team Leader, Area Reps, Lake Zurich, Round Lake

EMS: Lake Villa

SPECIAL: DECON 4, Air 5, Dive 4 Sonar Trailer, MESS Canteen, Command 2, SRT Mechanics, Dive 4 Rehab Bus, ATV 4

STAGING: Monroe and Sheridan

CHANGE OF QUARTERS: Grayslake Engine, Fox River Grove EMS, Grayslake Chief, Richmond Engine, Wonder Lake EMS

E = Engine, T = Ladder Truck, TL = Tower Ladder, Q = Quint, SQD = Squad, BC = Battalion Chief, A = Ambulance

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