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Lake and McHenry County Sonar called out 2-8-12

divers search the Des Plaines River for gun used in North Chicago

Divers attempt to locate a gun that was thrown into the Des Plaines River. The search was complicated by an abundance of debris along the river bottom. Tim Olk photo

The Lake and McHenry County Sonar Team was called out again on Wednesday. This time they were requested into Libertyville to assist with locating a gun which had been tossed into the DesPlaines River near Route 176. Swift water divers were deployed into the current of the river but were unable to locate the gun. They will resume the search again today (Thursday).

divers search the Des Plaines River for gun used in North Chicago

The Sonar Team has been called out for searches in Buffalo Grove, Johnsburg, and Libertyville within the past three weeks. Tim Olk photo

You guessed it … Tim Olk went to the scene and submitted several images.

divers search the Des Plaines River for gun used in North Chicago

Firefighters assemble the sonar unit prior to deploying it in the river. Tim Olk photo

The TribLocal reported HERE that:

Libertyville firefighters assisting  in a North Chicago police investigation have been searching for a gun in the Des Plaines River Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

divers search the Des Plaines River for gun used in North Chicago

Firefighters in swift water gear enter the river to begin a search. Tim Olk photo

The Daily Herald has an article HERE which states in part that:

North Chicago police requested the help of the Libertyville fire department’s dive team in locating the weapon, which police said was used in a nonfatal shooting last week.

Fire department officials said the suspect was in custody, but police want to analyze the weapon to see if it was involved in any other shootings.

divers search the Des Plaines River for gun used in North Chicago

Working in shallow water, firefighters search for the gun among sticks, branches, rocks, and other debris under their feet. Tim Olk photo

 

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Water/Ice recovery in Johnsburg 2-4-12

Fire department divers recover body of fisherman that fell through the ice 2-4-12

Divers and support personnel move about Pistakee Bay utilizing air boats as they prepare to recover the body of a fisherman that fell through the ice and drowned on Friday. Tim Olk photo

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.

Fire department divers recover body of fisherman that fell through the ice 2-4-12

Wonder Lake Fire Department air boat 1690 makes a trip out to the center of the bay with divers. Tim Olk photo

The complete article can be found HERE.

Fire department divers recover body of fisherman that fell through the ice 2-4-12

Lake County Quad 2 Air Boat 2952 out of Fox Lake rides along the ice making it's way back to the shore. Tim Olk photo

Tim Olk photographed the recovery efforts and submitted several images.

Fire department divers recover body of fisherman that fell through the ice 2-4-12

Air Boat 2952 takes a team of divers out to the recovery site. Tim Olk photo

Fire department divers recover body of fisherman that fell through the ice 2-4-12

Dive personnel standby to transport additional divers to the search area. Tim Olk photo

Many more images can be found in a gallery HERE.

 

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