Moorehead Drive and Raddant Road Batavia Aerial View (©2020 Google Maps)
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Man Dies, Found Trapped by Lawnmower Underwater in Retention Pond in Residential Neighborhood, Moorehead Dr, Batavia

856 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Batavia responded about 9:06 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2020 to a report that a worker was trapped underwater beneath a commercial lawnmower in the block of 900 Moorehead Drive in […]

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One Child Critical, Five People Transported to 2 Hospitals After Overcrowded Boat Capsized in the South Branch of the Chicago River Near 18th St, Chicago

421 Nine people were on a small boat when it flipped over on the South Branch of the Chicago River. Police and firefighter/paramedics, and divers responded about 6:38 p.m. Wednesday July 22, 2020 to a […]

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Lake Zurich Fire Department Rescues Two People Clinging to a Marker Buoy After Row Boat Overturns on East Side of Lake Zurich

613 The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded at 2:02 a.m. Monday May 25, 2020 to a report of three people in the water after a 12-foot row boat overturned in Lake Zurich. First responder companies […]

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Observations and Chicago Fire Radio Communications Give Complete Story of the Complexity of Rescue of a Person from Icy Lake Michigan Near Erie Street, Chicago

520 Icy Water Rescue in Lake Michigan: Video showing recognition of an emergency, getting help, and the actual rescue of a victim (including Chicago Fire Department audio, which begins at 3:55/elapsed time). Police, firefighters and […]

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Boys Rescue Dog, Mom Rescues Boys, Lake Zurich Firefighters Rescue Mom After Fall Through Thin Ice on Inglenook Court, Deer Park

730 Lake Zurich Fire Department firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:49 p.m. Thursday December 26, 2019 to a report that a person fell through the ice in a retention pond in the block of 21000 North Inglenook […]

North Branch Chicago River Satellite View near Edgebrook Woods, Sunday, September 29, 2019
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Chicago Fire Department Water Rescue for Person in the Water Central Ave and North Branch Chicago River, Chicago

1,152 Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:30 AM Sunday September 29, 2019 to a report of a person in the water after jumping from a bridge near 5952 North Central Ave Chicago, Il. Squad […]

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

168 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 […]

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Water Safety

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

337 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 […]

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Preparedness

Palatine Fire Department Warns Citizens to Be Cautious of Dangerous Ice Conditions, and to Know What to Do in an Emergency

42 Ever-changing temperatures above and below freezing in Chicagoland prompted the Palatine Fire Department to ask for help in spreading the word about dangerous ice conditions. Last month’s reporting of the 11 year-old that fell […]

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Chicago Firefighters Rescue Woman Trapped in Waist-Deep Water in Elevator After Pipes Burst at Condo Building, Clinton St and Jefferson St, Chicago

95 Chicago firefighters responded about 2:25 p.m. Saturday February 2, 2019 to a report of a water leak at 500 South Clinton Street. Truck 3’s crew was on the scene requesting a Battalion Chief by […]