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Archive | Water Safety

Divers’ Search for Missing 9-Year-Old Boy Continues at Bangs Lake in Wauconda

Authorities in northwest suburban Wauconda say one of two boys who fell overboard from a paddle boat Friday evening is still missing. Search and rescue efforts continued until about 2:38 a.m. Saturday and resumed this morning about 7:37 a.m. for a 9-year-old boy that went overboard from a paddleboat and was missing in Bangs Lake […]

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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 […]

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Chicago Alderman Joe Moore Wants Water Safety Task Force for Lake Michigan

Alderman Joe Moore said he wants to assemble a task force of water safety experts to help make the lake safer this summer. Since the drowning of 13-year-old Darihanne Torres, Alerman Joe Moore in Chicago’s 49th Ward has been calling for a renewed focus on lakefront safety. His suggestions include extended lifeguard hours, more signage […]

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Identities Released for Drowning Victims in DuPage River Near I-55 and Jefferson St in Will County — Plainfield Woman and Palatine Man

RIVERS NEAR DAMS ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ESCAPE FROM DROWNING Crews searched the DuPage River at Hammel Woods in Shorewood after two people went into the water. Troy FPD firefighters, divers and Will County Sheriff’s deputies initially responded to the the dam just west of I-55 and just north of Jefferson Street about 6:00 p.m. […]

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Man and Woman Drown Sunday in DuPage River Near I-55 and Jefferson St at the Hammel Woods Forest Preserve

Crews searched the DuPage River at Hammel Woods in Shorewood after two people went into the water. A recovery effort resumed Monday morning April 1, 2019 in the DuPage River just west of I-55 after two people went into the river near a dam in the Hammel Woods Forest Preserve Sunday March 31, 2019 about […]

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Chicago Yacht Club’s Report on ‘Race to Mackinac’ Drowning Prompts Safety Changes; Focus on Life Jacket that Didn’t Inflate

A 61-page report has been released revealing new information regarding a sailor who fell overboard and died during a sailboat race last July. The Chicago Yacht Club issued a 61-page report that has highlighted two main factors in the death of Jon Santarelli, who went overboard on Saturday July 21, 2018, and drowned in 6-8 […]

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Body Found In Lake Michigan Near the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve, Highland Park, Fort Sheridan Area

Highland Park police officers and Highland Park firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:40 AM Saturday November 10, 2018 to a report of a body found near the Openlands Lakeshore Beach near north Highland Park, Fort Sheridan and Highwood. Divers and firefighter/paramedics were immediately on the scene on the north side of the Openlands. Highland Park police, Highwood […]

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Identity Released for Man Who Died After Swimming in Lake Michigan Near Highland Park

The man who died following a cold water swim in Lake Michigan during a NWS Gale Warning Alert Sunday November 4, 2018 has been identified as Stanislaw Wlosek, Jr., age 46 of Itasca. His identity was released Monday November 5, 2018. Highland Park police and firefighter/paramedics and divers were dispatched to the scene near the […]

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Body of Missing Kayaker Sebastian Duncan Found Near Openlands Lake Michigan Shoreline, Fort Sheridan

The body of a Glenview man, who had been missing since his kayak capsized on Lake Michigan Monday August 27, 2018, was found Saturday morning September 8, 2018 north of Highland Park where he and another male kayaker launched about 9:00 p.m. on August 27th — 12 days prior to the date he was found. […]

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Father and Son Rescued After Father Struck by Lightning at Whalon Lake on Royce Rd, Naperville

Lightning struck a man on Whalon Lake in Naperville and several buildings in the Chicago area. CBS 2 Chicago’s Charlie De Mar reports. Naperville police and firefighter/paramedics responded at 1:30 p.m. Monday September 3, 2018 to a report of a person struck by lightning at Whalon Lake, 1490 Royce Road. An engine and ambulance were […]

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Death of Arlington Heights Man in Petite Lake Ruled a Drowning by Lake County Coroner

The death of Jason Saccone, an Arlington Heights man and Hersey graduate who was found unresponsive in Petite Lake on Saturday, August 4, 2018, has been ruled a drowning, Lake County authorities said Tuesday. Jason Saccone, 23, died Saturday after he was pulled from the water about 5 p.m. at the Petite Lake Sandbar, where […]

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3 Dead in 5 Water Rescue Incidents in Lake County and Kenosha County, August 4-5, 2018

Two water incidents on Petite Lake in Lake County, one incident on Lake Mary, one incident on Lake Elizabeth, and one incident off the Lake Michigan shore in Waukegan resulted in three deaths and two survivors. Two water incidents — one fatal on Saturday August 4, 2018 — occurred on Petite Lake on the Chain […]

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