Monday, May 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
The search for Cameron Sanders, the 16-year-old Lisle resident who jumped into the Des Plaines River on Saturday evening and did not resurface, is reportedly back on after authorities had canceled their efforts this morning.
Oak Park teacher Anthony Clark, who organized a community-based search on Monday, said that Cook County officials “have taken over the search” and that they’ll “have the appropriate equipment out to conduct an effective search effort.”
Sanders had jumped into the water with three friends while hanging out with around a dozen of his peers at around 4:30 p.m. on May 13 somewhere in the 8300 block of West North Avenue, behind Lincoln College of Technology.
Family members of Sanders’ told ABC 7 that authorities had canceled the search and that they were frustrated with what seemed like an insufficient effort to find their loved one.
News that the search was canceled also caught the attention of local elected officials. In a Facebook post, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) stated that he was “deeply disappointed that the search for this young man has been called off. I have reached out to the Illinois State Police to get more information about this decision.” VFP