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2019 Chicago Air and Water show (more)

more photos from Steve Redick of the 2019 Chicago Air and Water show

2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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2019 Chicago Air and Water show

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MABAS Division 3 dive training

This from Max Weingardt:

Highland Park Fire Department with Northbrook, Park Ridge, and Winnetka Dive Training

Highland Park FD dive rescue unit

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Highland Park FD divers

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fire department divers in Lake Michigan

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Winnetka FD Utility 28

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E-ONE heavy rescue squad

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ambulance converted for fire department divers

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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.

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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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Dive box in Wauconda, 4-19-19

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Wauconda Requested a dive Box Alarm for a rescue at Bangs Lake. After two hours into the incident it was turned into a recovery. 
Here are some photos from the scene.
 
Thanks, Tyler Tobolt

Divers and sonar technicians were looking for a 9-year-old boy in Bangs Lake in Wauconda Friday night. Wauconda police said they were called to Lakeview Villa Beach at about 7:20 p.m. for a water rescue. A 10-year-old boy and 9-year-old boy had been on the lake in a paddleboat, they went into the water and screamed for help. Nearby fishermen were able to pull the 10-year-old out of the water before emergency crews arrived.

Rescuers were still searching for the 9-year-old boy as of 9:45 p.m. Police said high winds and rough water carried the boy out towards the center of the lake. Fire officials said that 15 divers and a group of sonar technicians from both the Wauconda Fire Department and other nearby fire departments continued to search for the boy.

 

Fire officials said the 10-year-old boy did not sustain any life threatening injuries and that divers and sonar technicians would likely continue to search until midnight.

9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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9-year-old boy drowned in Wauconda 4/19/19

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Dive Box Alarm in Highland Park, 11-4-18

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

An Itasca man died and an Elgin woman is missing after encountering dangerous conditions while swimming in Lake Michigan on Sunday.

Authorities responded about 9:15 a.m. to the Park Avenue Beach in Highland Park, where 10 people involved in an independent cold-weather swim group entered the water from the boat launch area and were struggling in the rough conditions. Two swimmers were in distress and were unaccounted for at the scene.

An unresponsive 46-year-old Itasca man was pulled out of the water by emergency responders fire department divers and taken to Highland Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His identity has not been released. 

A 52-year-old Elgin woman remained missing as of Sunday evening.

Boats were unable to enter the water because of the high waves and hazardous conditions. Firefighters searched from the shore, and a Coast Guard helicopter arrived about 11:45 a.m. to assist.

Just before 4 p.m., the aircrew suspended its search of a roughly 10-square-mile area near where the woman was last seen. Highland Park officials said Sunday evening their search efforts are continuing, and police departments along the Lake Michigan shoreline have been asked to monitor their beaches for the missing swimmer.

The National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon warned of strong winds of nearly 40 mph and waves reaching 10 feet high along the lakefront.  Water temperatures were about 55 degrees.

Anyone with information about the missing swimmer is asked to contact the Highland Park Police Department at (847) 432-7730.

Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Firefighters at the scene of a water recovery in Highland Park IL

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Interdivisional dive box in Arlington Heights, 8-31-17

Arlington Heights firefighters and divers with mutual aid from Division 1 and Division 4 searched the waters of Lake Arlington this afternoon for a missing female who was later located alive, beneath a pier.

Photos by Tim Olk.

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fire department diver at work

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firefighter monitors sonar at dive recovery

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firefighters monitor sonar

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Arlington Heights (IL) firefighters and divers with mutual aid from Division 1 and Division 4 searched the waters of Lake Arlington Thursday afternoon (8/31/17) for a missing female who was later located alive, beneath a pier.
Photo by Tim Olk

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North Aurora Water Rescue, 7-26-27

This from Dave Weaver:

7/26/17 NORTH AURORA – 2 Sisters rescued from Fox River near Lippold Park – Video by Dave Weaver

DETAILS: Two young adult sisters had to be rescued by North Aurora firefighters after the inflatable boat they were in collapsed on the Fox River near Lippold Park in Batavia. The girls who had been visiting the park were spotted hanging onto a tree that had fallen over in the Fox River next to an island adjacent to Lippold Park at the south end of Batavia at 2001 S. River St. (IL-25). The North Aurora battalion chief said the girls were lucky that witnesses saw the incident unfolding and called 9-1-1. The sisters were described as losing their grip shortly before being rescued by  firefighters using the North Aurora Fire Department’s Zodiac rescue boat. The girls were brought to shore behind the North Aurora Village Hall where they were evaluated by medics before being released at the scene.

 

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Dive Box in Blue Island, 6-18-17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are some images I took at Blue Island’s Dive Box at Ashland Avenue over the Calumet River on Sunday morning (6/18). Don’t know if the original call was someone who had jumped in from the bridge or just someone who fell in. Companies worked the area for several hours but came up with nothing at the time of me writing this. Thought I would share images of some rigs and equipment that were on scene.

FD divers looking for a body in the water

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Blue Island FD boat and diver rescue

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Palos FPD boat and diver rescue

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Lemont FPD Water Rescue Unit

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Frankfort FPD dive team unit

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fire department dive rescue units

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Mokena FPD Squad 91

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Crestwood FD Ambulance 2312

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FD divers looking for a body in the water

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2-Alarm dive box in West Chicago, 10-20-16

This from John Tulipano:

at 23:45, companies were dispatched for a car into a pond at Arbor and Charlestowne. First units found a car totally submerged in a retention pond … unknown at the time if anyone was still inside … thankfully there was not. Divers from 10 areas departments assisted.
fire department divers at night

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fire department diver at night

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fire department diver at night

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fire department diver at night

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fire department diver at night

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fire department divers at night

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car retrieved from pond at night

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CNN Mike Rowe trains with CFD divers

Mike Rowe of CNN ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’ visited the Chicago Fire Department Dive Unit

CNN’s Mike Rowe is in for a long, icy swim training with the Chicago Fire Department’s Air & Sea Rescue unit. “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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