The NW Herald reported on a fisherman that drowned in Johnsburg (McHenry County) after falling through the ice on Friday.
Authorities have ended the search for a missing angler that fell through the ice into Pistakee Bay on Friday evening after finding the victim’s body this morning.
Justin Ribar, 29, of Wonder Lake, was pronounced dead at 11:12 a.m. today, the Coroner’s Office said. An autopsy is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday.
A lakefront homeowner called 911 shortly before 6 p.m. Friday after hearing cries for help from the bay. The homeowner never saw the person, but could hear the yelling, McHenry Township Fire Protection District Chief Tony Huemann said.
Rescue crews using air boats were able to travel across the ice. They found a glove, a boot and fishing gear on the ice near a section of ice that appeared to have been broken through, Battalion Chief Joe Krueger said.
The complete article can be found HERE.
Tim Olk photographed the recovery efforts and submitted several images.
Many more images can be found in a gallery HERE.