Archive for April 22nd, 2019

Dive box in Wauconda, 4-19-19 (more)

Excerpts from the lakecountyjournal.com:

About 7:20 p.m. on Friday night, two boys were in paddle boats on Bangs Lake in Wauconda. They had been playing in the neighborhood when they came across the boats and decided to go out onto the water, officials said.

The two panicked because of the strong wind and rough water conditions, and they jumped into the lake to swim back to shore, police said. Nearby fishermen overheard screaming, pulled an 11-year-old boy out of the water and took him to shore. First responders Fire department divers could not initially locate the second boy, who was identified as Geraldo Rodriguez, 9.

The Wauconda Fire District called for additional divers and sonar technicians. The effort was switched from rescue to recovery about 10:30 p.m. Friday and continued until about  3 a.m..

The sonar team found the boy’s body around noon Saturday near the deepest part of the lake, which is about 30 feet deep. The water was about 45 degrees, and the surviving child is being treated for hypothermia.

Crews from Lake Zurich, Barrington, Long Grove, Round Lake, Fox Lake, Countryside, Grayslake, McHenry Township, Crystal Lake, Buffalo Grove, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mundelein, Cary, Nunda Rural, Gurnee, Newport, Huntley, Fox River Grove, Richmond, and Wonder Lake assisted during the incident.

fire department divers

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firefighters and police use a drone to search for a missing boy

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fire department divers search a lake

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fire department divers search a lake

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MVA with extrication and Haz Mat in Lyons, 4-21-19

Lyons firefighters were called to Forest View Terminal Drive and Harlem Avenue Sunday morning (4/21/19) for a crash between a car and a gasoline tanker. The car was wedged underneath the tanker and the driver was trapped. A Foam Task Force was requested from O’Hare Airport to assist local companies at the scene. 

foam applied to car wedged under a gasoline tanker

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foam applied to car wedged under a gasoline tanker

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Chicago FD ARFF 6-5-3 applying foam

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Chicago FD ARFF 6-5-3 applying foam

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Des Plaines FD news

From Facebook Sunday, 4/19/19

Prospect Heights FD firefighter critically injured in motorcycle crash

From the Des Plaines Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4211

An unfortunate accident this morning has left a member of our department in critical condition. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers tonight. Stay strong brother, you got this.

Des Plaines Firefighter Paul Miller

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Working fire in Oak Park, 4-13-19

Photos from Gordon Nord of the second fire that broke out in Oak Park on Saturday, 4/13/19 This was at 710 S. Elmwood Avenue as companies were still working a fire at 530-534 S. Scoville Avenue.

Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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Massive fire engulfs the rear of a building

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