Around 5:15 PM several emergency personnel responded to a possible water rescue in Rockford.
Around 5:15 PM several emergency personnel responded to a possible water rescue in Rockford.
Just before 5 pm today, several units were responding to a water rescue in the Rock River.
A subject is reported to be in the Rock River near the Whitman st bridge area.
Subject is reported to be in the middle of the river on the North side of the bridge
Several units are responding. Still developing
This afternoon several emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue in Loves Park.
The water rescue happened at Rock Cut State Park
A canoe with three victims inside tipped over on Pierce Lake and all three subjects are in the water.
All three victims were able to successfully make it to the shoreline and are reported to be safe.
Around 4:40 PM today several emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue.
A person has reportedly jumped off the State Street bridge into the Rock River.
Several emergency personnel including the emergency boats and divers are en route.
Please avoid the area or expect delays. still developing
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Sources are reporting a vehicle in the river.
It happened in Belvidere, at the Kishwaukee River by Appleton.
Unknown if it is occupied.
Details are still preliminary
UPDATE: Sources are reporting the vehicle was at the nearby gas station and the brakes released and it rolled across and into the river, unoccupied.
Yesterday the body of a 62 year old female was pulled from the Rock River.
We been trying to get information on this call, to update everyone.
Police have been quiet and said “No Comment” and told us to file a Freedom Of Information Act request, if we wanted any updates.
As you know, they have denied numerous FOIA requests we filed.
They labeled this call a “Medical Assist” in their call log.
Now take a second and look at how many “Medical Assists” are in their call logs.
Ask yourself, is each one of these calls a body?
Note: In the past, they have properly labeled the calls as “Found Body”
But these days, I guess it is now just a “Medical Assist”
RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information.
Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother.
She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”
Earlier today the Loves Park Fire Department, COMED, NICOR were all dispatched for a flooded residence in Loves Park.
It happened at an address on Trent ln in Loves Park
Reports of a house that has flooded near Trent lane.
The house is uninhabitable and the residents had to evacuate.
Unknown on the cause of the flooding at the time of writing this.
No other information at this time
On 6-30-2018 at 2:57 pm The Janesville Police Department and Janesville Fire Department were dispatched to the Monterey Dam for a water rescue. Officers from the patrol division were the first to arrive on scene. The officers saw a male subject hung up near the dam.
Responding officers shut down traffic on Center Avenue so they could work toward recovering the victim. Officers responded to potential recovery areas down river to offer assistance and further attempt a rescue. Officers made several attempts to reach him in and bring him to safety. Two of our officers went into the water to get a tow line to the victim, with no success as the current was to strong.
Members from The Janesville Fire Department deployed a boat south of the victim. The Janesville Police Department Deployed a Drone to offer additional assistance as well.
Approximately 20 minutes after we were notified of the incident the victim was recovered from the Rock River by The Janesville Fire Department. He was wearing a personal floatation device at the time of incident, which contributed to his safety.
The victim, a 27 year old male was kayaking the rock river in route to a destination in Northern Illinois when his kayak tipped over just north of the Monterey Dam. He became lodged in the area and the current swept him just south of the rail road overpass, where he was eventually rescued. He was treated and released from an area medical facility.
News Release Number
Information: Temporary No Wake Order Lifted
Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 1000 Hours
Sheriff Gary Caruana has lifted the Temporary No Wake Order for the Rock River in Winnebago County effective immediately. The Sheriff’s office says river levels dropped overnight, prompting the Sheriff to rescind the No Wake Order.
As always, caution should be exercised in all areas when enjoying the river. Limit alcohol consumption and be aware of other boaters. For current river conditions and updates, contact the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office at the Rock River Information Line at (815) 319-6444.
Sheriff Gary Caruana
Around 5 am this morning, a source was reporting a body at the Fordham Dam in downtown Rockford.
The male victim was near the entrance to the dam on the west side of the river.
The male was laying on the ground. The source said it appeared the man was deceased.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene.
Scanner Audio Of The Rockford Fire Department During The Major Flooding in Rockford, IL June 18th 2018
I want to first begin this with thanking the first responders. Also the citizens who also risked their lives to save others that were trapped in the flooded waters in Winnebago County.
As you know some storms rolled through the area of Winnebago County on Monday June 18th 2018. The area received up to 5 inches of rainfall in some areas. Most ares received around 2.5 inches in a short amount of time.
This caused the NWS to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Winnebago County
Mercy Health Hospital had approx. 5 feet of water in the lowest level. And their phones went down. They went of full diversion. Unknown on injuries. Officials have confirmed this.
Numerous water rescues were performed by emergency personnel and citizens.
Several vehicles were under water and people stranded in the flooded waters, all over the city.
Neighborhoods were under water near Charles st.
Citizens made a daring rescue to save the life of a gentleman, in the Schnucks on Charles st.
Reports of a vehicle that rolled over and possibly had juveniles in it, near the same location.
Unknown if it was the same vehicle, or two separate water rescue incidents. Unknown on injuries.
We have heard foundations of some residences have collapsed, near Welty ave.
You can hear the RFD dispatcher doing an amazing job at keeping their cool, while being overwhelmed with numerous calls. They did a professional job at keeping their cool and dispatched units where they were needed.
Police had officers on foot going house to house and making sure everyone was OK.
Rockford Fire Department had the banana boat dispatched. Also rescue divers. Several investigators.
Emergency personnel did an amazing job at rescuing those people trapped in the flooded waters.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a
* Flood Warning for…
Northern Ogle County in north central Illinois…
Winnebago County in north central Illinois…
Boone County in north central Illinois…
* Until noon CDT Tuesday
* At 1158 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms continuing
to produce rainfall across portions of the area. Rainfall amounts
of 3 to 5 inches have fallen across the area this evening. Runoff
from this activity will continue to result in flooding, especially
in and around the Rockford area through the night. Additional
isolated rainfall amounts of an inch or two are possible across
portions of the warned area overnight.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Rockford, Belvidere, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit,
Rockton, Rockford Airport, Roscoe, Poplar Grove, Byron, Cherry
Valley, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Forreston, Durand, Capron, Stillman
Valley, Timberlane, Caledonia and Lake Summerset.
Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
UPDATE: Part of Mercyhealth Hospital-Rockton Avenue has received flooding due to heavy rain. Maintaining the safety of patients and partners is a top priority. No patient occupied areas were flooded, patients were not in any danger and the hospital is not evacuating.
The hospital has put together a team that is managing the situation. The hospital regularly drills for this type of situation and is following the protocols developed as a result of those drills.
Several parts of the hospital were affected by water including the main pharmacy. Pharmacy is currently operating out of a second pharmacy location and is fully functional. Crews are working to restore the other areas as quickly as possible.
The water has affected communications including phone and email. The hospital is using a backup system for internal communication designed for situations like this.
Patient safety has guided every decision and continues to be the primary focus.
Mercy Hospital is trying to make Rockford Scanner take down the video.
The Mercy Hospital has went on full diversion. They are not taking any new patients.
We been told by sources they lost the phone lines and some communications.
Some of the debris that was in the flooded waters, was needles. They told staff to treat all needles as dirty needles.
No injuries have been reported.
Several sources were reporting Mercy Hospital (Rockford Memorial Hospital) on Rockton in Rockford is flooding.
FB user Fay Fajutnao Hacker, did a video from inside the hospital and showed the flooding waters on the ground floor at the hospital.
Unknown on injuries, This is a developing story, check back later for updates
UPDATE: They have rescue divers en route to the scene
Emergency personnel are now on scene. Sounds like it is close to the Schnucks parking lot area. Unknown on injuries at this time. Emergency personnel are trying to reach the van. Still developing,
BREAKING: Around 7:35 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a water rescue call in Rockford.
In the area of Charles and 22nd, a van has floated away in the flooded water. The van was occupied and has juveniles inside it.
Several emergency personnel are en route. Still developing
Several sources are reporting severe flooding all over the area.
Reports of numerous people stuck in their vehicles in the flooded roadways. Several water rescue calls.
A lot of houses are reporting their basements are flooding.
Neighborhoods near the Sinnissippi Park area are reporting major flooding issues. From Sinnissippi Park all the way over to Swedish American Hospital. Auburn area is flooded bad as well with numerous people trapped in their vehicles in the flooded roads.
Power outages are also being reported.
Winnebago County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 PM.
Flash flood warning until 12:15am
Numerous locations in the area are reporting severe flash flooding in their neighborhood.