Crews end search for person reported missing in Barrington creek

Chicago Tribune

Dozens of searchers from Barrington and as far away as Wisconsin gathered on a bridge over Flint Creek in Lake Barrington today near Old Barrington Road and Kelsey, apparently looking for a body.

This evening the search was called off after no body was found.

Officials received a report that a man and dog were in Flint Creek near that location, and as of 2:30 p.m. a full search was underway, said Police Chief John Tannahill of the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

Barrington Fire Chief James Arie said a witness reported seeing a person in Flint Creek, near Old Barrington and Kelsey roads, and as of 2:30 p.m. rescuers were searching for a body. The creek was about 10 feet over its banks and the water was moving swiftly, he said.

Kelsey Road remained closed to traffic from Miller Road to Route 22.

By about 5:30 p.m. the search was called off after no body was found, and all the crews were leaving the scene, Tannahill said.

At the scene earlier, one inflatable boat with two searchers launched into the waters and headed downstream. Two other searchers headed north on foot along the banks of the creek. The boat that launched was not motorized, instead the searchers had paddles.

Tribune photographer Stacey Wescott contributed.

Keilman is a staff reporter and Cullotta is a freelance writer.

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