Coast Guard, Rescue Chopper searching for missing Crew Member of Tug Boat 


Share post:

CHANNAHON – The search will continue today for a missing member of a tug boat crew thought to have been lost somewhere between the Des Plaines River Bridge and Dresden Lock and Dam in the Big Basin Marina area.

According to Channahon Police, it happened at 7:22 p.m. last night after receiving word from the Coast Guard the captain of a Tug Boat had reported a member of their crew was missing somewhere in the area.  Police along with and Channahon Fire along with Minooka Fire searched the area.

The missing crew member is said to be a white male, 50, wearing blue jeans, a blue Carhartt t-shirt, and should have a life vest on.

A drone was deployed during search efforts overnight to search the area aided by United States Coast Guard rescue choppers.  It was called off shortly after 9 p.m. and expected to resume beginning at 6 a.m. today.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Eight hospitalized, two dead after “bad batch” of Drugs found in Kankakee County 

KANKAKEE - The Kankakee County Coroner’s Office is warning residents of a bad batch of drugs that sent eight...

Fuel leak caused by passing Train causes Momence road closure, cleanup underway 

MOMENCE - A fuel leak that’s believed to have come from a train moving through the area has caused...

Shooting inside Coal City restaurant Saturday leaves chaotic scene, two dead 

COAL CITY - Two people are dead after a shooting inside a crowded restaurant early Saturday morning. According to the...

Plainfield Family creates wild Halloween love letter to Stranger Things iconic scene 

PLAINFIELD - A local Halloween display is attracting global attention for the mystery behind it.  The display features a replica...