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Northbrook water incident – 7-21-14

Northbrook firefighters were called to the scene of a car in a pond near the intersection of Willow Road and Landwehr after midnight Monday morning. The requested area divers to assist with searching for victims in the car and the surrounding pond.

Tim Olk submitted several images from the scene.

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Northbrook Fire Department dive squad

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Car into a pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

Deerfield Fire responded to a car into a pond last night in the 500 block of Lake-Cook Road. The first arriving police officer was able to step onto the car’s roof, break out the window and assist the driver in getting out of the car. The office sustained cuts to his hand freeing the driver. Apparently, units on the scene were unclear about whether or not there were any other occupants in the car based on what the driver was able to tell them, so a request for divers was initiated.

Highland Park, Northbrook, Lake Forest and Lincolnshire responded with divers who ascertained that there where no other occupants inside the car. The divers hooked the car for the towing company to make the removal.

Tim Olk responded to the incident and submitted several images of the scene.

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

A late model Mercedes Benz left the roadway and ended up mostly submerged in a pond off Lake-Cook Road in Deerfield on Sunday night. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

A Deerfield Police sergeant sustained cuts to his hand after climbing onto the roof of the submerged car and breaking out a window to free the driver. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

Deerfield Engine 20 lights the scene where a driver lost control and drove into a pond. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

After checking the car for trapped occupants, a fire department diver attaches a chain so the towing company can winch the car out of the water.. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

A diver stands by to assist the tow driver with hooking the car for removal. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

The tow truck begins to winches the car from the water. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

The car is lifted out of the pond by the tow truck. Tim Olk photo

car into the pond in Deerfield 1-1-12

After being pulled from the water, the car is loaded onto the rollback. Tim Olk photo

Tim has a gallery with more images HERE.

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Prospect Heights and Division 3 divers search pond for kids 7-6-11

Shortly after 3PM on Weddnesday, Prospect Heights received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist who claimed to see two children in a pond near the Prospect Heights Public Works building in the 500 block of Piper Lane. Police arrived and found an unattended bicycle and no children in the area. Prospect Heights divers and firefighters responded, and upon seeing no children in the area requested a response from all on-duty MABAS Division 3 divers and neighboring mutual-aid divers so that the murky pond could be checked in the event that their were missing children.

 

Prospect Heights dive response Piper Lane 7-4-11

A bicycle that might belong to a missing child is seen near a pond which divers are searching in the event that a child has drowned. Larry Shapiro photo

Prospect Heights dive response Piper Lane 7-4-11

Wheeling Fire Department divers suit up to assist divers from Prospect Heights search a pond where two children were reportedly seen in the water. Larry Shapiro photo

Divers responded from Wheeling, Long Grove, Deerfield, Northbrook, Wilmette, North Maine, Glenview, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, Highwood, and Winnetka. Ambulances on the scene were from Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect.

Prospect Heights dive response Piper Lane 7-4-11

Divers and support personnel check their equipment before the divers enter the water. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene and Larry submitted several images.

Prospect Heights dive response Piper Lane 7-4-11 side scan sonar
Firefighters take the Kongsberg sonar towards the center of the pond so it can provide a map of the pond floor. Larry Shapiro photo

Several divers went into the water as did a boat with side-scan Kongsberg sonar capable of mapping the pond floor. There was some question as to exactly what was seen by the 9-1-1 caller, and after searching the pond for an hour and examining several images mapped by the sonar, the searches were terminated.

 

Prospect Heights dive response Piper Lane 7-4-11

The sonar unit is lowered into the water where the diver will make the necessary adjustments for depth before it can begin to create a map of the pond's bottom. Larry Shapiro photo

 

Prospect Heights dive response Piper Lane 7-4-11 Wheeling Fire Department divers Dive Rescue 23

Wheeling Fire Department divers responded to Prospect Heights with Dive Rescue 23 and a boat. Larry Shapiro photo

Larry Shapiro and Tim Olk were at the scene and Larry submitted several images.

Northbrook Dive Rescue 10 responded with divers and the MABAS Division 3 side-scan soar. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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