Tag: Des Plaines River

Search Back On for Teenager Missing in the Des Plaines River

Police LightsSunday, May 14, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

The search for a teenager who jumped into the Des Plaines River near Melrose Park last night and did not return to the surface has resumed this morning, according to an ABC 7 news report.

“The teenager was with about a dozen other teenagers Saturday afternoon hanging out on the railroads by the river, near the 8300-block of West North Avenue in unincorporated Cook County,” ABC reported.

After three of the teens jumped into the water, witnesses saw the victim fighting to stay afloat before. When the victim failed to resurface, the teenagers called 911.

The search, which is being led by railroad police, was described by authorities as a “recovery mission,” ABC reports.

This is the second recovery effort that has taken place in the Des Plaines River since Friday, when work crews who were cleaning the river discovered a dead body in the water near Maywood.

Read the full ABC report here. VFP

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Teenager Missing in Des Plaines River

Police LightsSaturday, May 13, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

According to a WGN TV news report, search crews that were out on the Des Plaines River in search of a teenager who may have drowned on Saturday night have temporarily halted their efforts.

“Emergency crews from several towns responded just before 5 [Saturday] evening to an area behind Lincoln College of Technology,” the report noted.

According to witnesses, three young people “jumped into the river, but one of them could not swim and went under.”

The area is a popular hang out for teenagers, witnesses told WGN. This search appears unrelated to a previous effort on May 12 to retrieve a dead body from the Des Plaines that was discovered by workers who were cleaning the river.

The search team looking for the missing teenager is expected to resume their efforts on Sunday. VFP

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Breaking: Body Pulled from Des Plaines Near 1st and Washington

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Friday, May 12, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews || UPDATED: 5:45 p.m. 

According to a CBS Local report, “A dead body was discovered in the Des Plaines River Friday as work clews cleaned debris along a bridge, Illinois State Police said.”

The report noted that the body, which has not been identified, was discovered at around 1 p.m. at “near Washington Street and First Avenue.”

The state police said in a press release that divers from fire departments in the area were working in the afternoon to remove the body from the river.

This case is currently under investigation. Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley said that his department is not involved in the investigation. VFP

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