Crews search for teen missing in Lake Michigan during storm

 
 

WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- Authorities were searching the Lake Michigan shoreline for a teenager who went missing in the water near Waukegan during a winter storm.

Fire officials say a witness reported the person jumped into the lake around 4:30 p.m. Friday to help someone who slipped off a pier at Stiner Pavilion in Waukegan. The witness said both people were in the water and struggling.

One person got out but a search for the second person had to be called off after about 90 minutes due to frigid temperatures, wind and heavy waves. Crews also were unable to conduct a water recovery operation on Saturday or Sunday.

The Daily Herald reports the Waukegan Fire Department searched the shoreline Monday morning using sonar. Illinois State Police helped with an aerial search.

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Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com

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