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Search halted for man, dog missing in Lake Barrington creek

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  • A rescue crew wades on the bank in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.

      A rescue crew wades on the bank in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Multiple rescue crews gather on the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington to look for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve after noon Wednesday.

      Multiple rescue crews gather on the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington to look for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve after noon Wednesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A rescue crew prepares to enter a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.

      A rescue crew prepares to enter a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Rescue personal watch from the bridge as a crew looks for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.

      Rescue personal watch from the bridge as a crew looks for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Multiple rescue crews looks for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A crew of four enters the creek on the west side of the Kelsey Road bridge. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.

      Multiple rescue crews looks for a reported person and dog in a fast-moving, flooded creek in the Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. A crew of four enters the creek on the west side of the Kelsey Road bridge. A passing garbage truck driver spotted the man and dog from the Kelsey Road bridge in Lake Barrington just before noon Wednesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 

Crews have halted their search for a man and a dog reported missing Wednesday morning in a Lake Barrington creek, according to officials.

Lt. Michael Brown of the Barrington Fire Department said shortly before 11:30 a.m., a witness reported he saw a white male with black hair and a dog in the middle of Flint Creek, near the Lake Barrington village hall.

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"(The witness) saw them get washed around the bend," Brown said, adding that at the time of the call, the water in the creek was very swift, high and filled with debris.

Brown said the fire department responded to the scene, along with Lake County Forest Preserve police and crews from the Lake County Sheriff's Department. The witness was interviewed and deemed credible and the Lake County Swift Water Team began a search of the creek, Brown said.

"We had boats in the water. We had crews on the shore," he said, adding that media helicopters and Lake County Air-One assisted with the search.

Crews searched the creek from Kelsey Road north to the Fox River, but no one was found. They then moved to the Fox River, where they searched north and south of the Flint Creek inlet with help from the Lake County Sonar Team, Brown said.

By 7 p.m., the search ended. Brown said it will stay halted until further information comes in.

"To this point, we have had no report of anyone missing," he said. "We did our due diligence from what we deemed was a credible witness."

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