Miltmore Lake searched for man though...

Miltmore Lake searched for man thought drowned

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 7, 2006, titled Miltmore Lake searched for man thought drowned. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Divers were searching Miltmore Lake in Lake Villa Township Sunday after a person fell off a raft and apparently drowned, according to the Lake County sheriff's office.

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Richard Breslin

Libertyville, IL

#1 Aug 7, 2006
The Navy has an installation within 20 miles of Lake Miltmore, surely they have better underwater sonar than any Police department. THis would also serve as good training for our troops, how difficult would it be to employ their services to try to help find this missing man?
Charlene Murray

Country Club Hills, IL

#2 Aug 8, 2006
My parents own a home on Lake Miltmore and this is very tragic and devasting to the homeowners. This is supposed to be a private lake and something needs to be done about the Bar/Beach located at the end of Corona Drive.
The visitors should not be allowed past the limits of their property and also rafts and/or floating equipment should not be allowed. I truly believe this could will save a life .

Summer holiday weekend's are the worst, just trying to reach your own driveway can be a chellenge.
Charlene Murray

Arlington Heights, IL

#3 Aug 8, 2006
My parents own a home on Lake Miltmore. This is very tragic and devasting for homeowners.

I beleieve the beach/bar on Corona plays a big factor in these incidents. They should not allow rafts/floating equipt.

This is supposed to be a private lake for the tax paying homeowners use. There are times when we (the homeowners) do not feel safe because of the patrons of the beach.

Something needs to be done about this. Holiday weekends are the worst,there are times you can't even get in your own driveway and people knock on your door begging to pay you to park on your property. That makes it very hard to have and enjoy a relaxing weekend with your family.
Poster

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 9, 2006
Richard Breslin wrote:
The Navy has an installation within 20 miles of Lake Miltmore, surely they have better underwater sonar than any Police department. THis would also serve as good training for our troops, how difficult would it be to employ their services to try to help find this missing man?
Actually, given the number of lakes in the area, the Antioch Rescue Squad has very high caliber equipment.
JAMES

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Aug 9, 2006
CHARLENE YOU COULDNT BE MORE RIGHT THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE A BAR ON A PRIVATE LAKE PERIOD
JIMBO

Schaumburg, IL

#6 Aug 10, 2006
THEY NEDD TOCLOSE DOWN THAT BAR 3 PEOPLE IN LAST 12 YEARS DROWNED IN LAKE MILTMORE FROM PARTYING AT THAT BAR AND SWIMMING AND THAY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE HOMEOWNERS
CLYDE FERN

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Aug 10, 2006
I ALSO HEARD THEY TOOK OVER TWO PROPERTIES AT THE HOMEOWNERS INCONVIENECE TO SEARCH FOR THE MAN WITHOUT ASKING AND THEY HAD ALL SORTS OF TRUCKS AND BOAT TRAILERS AND MEDIA AND BYSTANDERS ON THERE PROPERTY WITH OUT PERMISSION THEY CAME HOME TO FIND ALL THIS EQUIPMENT AND MEDIA ON THERE PROPERTY ,WHATS UP WITH THAT I KNOW PEOPLE HAVE SEPTIC SYSTEMS ON THERE LAWNS THEY COULD OF DAMAGED THEM OR HAD PEOPLE LOOKING IN TO THERE PERSONAL THINGS ON PROPERTY WITH OUT CONSENT!
Mari

United States

#8 Aug 11, 2006
My boyfriends parents live right down the street from this lake and we lived there for about a year and i have never seen any bar on the corner of Corona. Maybe its on the other side of the lake but Im sure if there was a bar there i would know something about it. I have seen many people though sitting at the lake at night in the little parking lot at the end. who knows what they were doing and what else else they did after i passed by. this man drowned in the morning, i cant imagine what happens there are night that no one knows about.
clyde

Schaumburg, IL

#9 Aug 11, 2006
the bar is at the end of corona there is a beach on the lakefront and on top of hill is the bar weekend alot of polish nationality people from chicago and milwaukee go to it therer at times is 100 people in and around the water and bar mostly weekends and like labor day and memorial day
Vince

Gans, OK

#10 Aug 15, 2006
You know I agree with you guys about the bar but as far as the PRIVATE Lake. I believe that is ridiculous because of the simple fact that if some father somewhere could not afford enough money to get him anywhere but to YOUR Lake to take his son or daughter fishing, you guys would probably have a cow because it's a PRIVATE lake. You know sometimes I wish I could just trade places with some of you people sometimes, so you could get a good dose of reality and realize there is life beyond money. Selfish people I swear.
clyde

Schaumburg, IL

#11 Aug 16, 2006
it is not about money or people coming to fish it is about people drinking at a bar and then swimming in the water,there is nolife gaurds at tgat bar or none to watch tg=hem they get rowdy and swimm up on people propert and sitt all over there piers ansd stuff like that ,tere has never been a problem with people visiting the lake wit there kids but when alcohol is involved and those waters are dangerous and has undercurrents that they are not aware of that is the problems we have!
Vince

Gans, OK

#12 Aug 17, 2006
Well you know what I completely agree with you. But I honestly feel that even if there was no bar there, you guys would still find something to complain about if someone was to come fishing in your lake.
clyde

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Aug 17, 2006
i guess your right ,there is people like that,but me personally i dont really care about stuff like that ,i am concearned about a bar hosting big gatherings on the lake because the only time there was deaths in the lake they were from that bar 3 times it happened that i recall in the last 15 years,maybe if they had security or a life gaurd to watch over them.i know as far as me ,i just hate to here of accidents like that and what like to see something done to prevent it,i am sorry to here of these accidents and would like to find a way to prevent it,before we lived there we used to come to that lake and fish ,but there is a boat landing that only homeowners have a key but people sneak boats in off of peoples property whan they are not home and stuff like that.
a concernd resident

United States

#14 Aug 18, 2006
Poster wrote:
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Actually, given the number of lakes in the area, the Antioch Rescue Squad has very high caliber equipment.
Just so you know..The antioch rescue squad has no high calliber equipment to do searches. All equipment belongs to either the fire departments themselves or the quad2 departments that can be used when they are needed.
Poster

Chicago, IL

#15 Aug 18, 2006
Technicalities. They all work together to take care of the residents of our town.
Char

Aurora, IL

#16 Aug 18, 2006
The main issue here is to work at preventing these accidents. It is a small lake is not large enough to safely accomidate additional boats, rafts or jet ski's that are brought on the lake by "visitors". If your safely fishing and spedding around that is not a safety issue as long as you have your life jackets. This lake can be very deceiving.
I am T

United States

#17 Aug 23, 2006
Vince wrote:
Well you know what I completely agree with you. But I honestly feel that even if there was no bar there, you guys would still find something to complain about if someone was to come fishing in your lake.
Are we talking about fishing in a lake here, The concern is regarding the use of the lake offered by an establishment which accepts a fee..and provides liquor and other recreation... So these people who are allowed by the establishment to bring items to Float on the lake,Should be held responsible for any demise, of either human form or others personal property to where the patrons float to and congregate- other than the property to which these patrons pay to access, Bottom line , the responability to these patrons seems to end with the collection of their monies, With NO, provisions to allow for any safety..
The boat landing has rules regarding boats and safe operation, Of which are not adhered to by jet skiiers-visiting the lake on a weekend trip to camp out on the bar/beach property..
These bar has been there for many years.. as i hear - It is Grandfathered IN as a business in residential..
They are NOT Grandfathered IN to NOT provide adequate safety measures for the patrons who frequent the establishment, And the escalation of safety concerns for homeowners on the lake with the addition of hundreds of weekend visitors,and the Trash that Is taken out of the lake weekly, Not to mention human feces,floating onto the personal lakefront beaches, as a result of not providing adequate facilities for the patrons. Having the Bar is One thing - But to have the lake Over run by people who have been drinking puts Everyone at a safety risk..
other issue.in response to,
Vince... Fish all you want,if you fish from the shore,that is fine at the designated areas, If you can afford a KEY to the landing ..As EVEN many of the Homeowners cannot, Just respect it as if it was your Own and remove your trash and keep the bait boxes and cans out of the lake,We swim in the waters you fish- any hooks you leave are a danger.. by the way Where do you go to the bathroom when you fish? Take it with you when you go.....?? So change shoes with a lakefront property owner anytime,Your views will change also..
I am T

United States

#18 Aug 23, 2006
Mari wrote:
My boyfriends parents live right down the street from this lake and we lived there for about a year and i have never seen any bar on the corner of Corona. Maybe its on the other side of the lake but Im sure if there was a bar there i would know something about it. I have seen many people though sitting at the lake at night in the little parking lot at the end. who knows what they were doing and what else else they did after i passed by. this man drowned in the morning, i cant imagine what happens there are night that no one knows about.
Mari, This bar has been there since probably before you were born... The Boat landing has parking lot that some hang out at nightand the wee hours, Should they be there, steps from a lake drinking ,or whatever it is they do!
This man drowned at 1:30 pm saturday and was not recovered until 9:30 Am sunday.. when you see a rescue turned to recovery happening and witnessing the family of the victim in real time..On your lake..or on your property.. Where you and your family swim,your concerns are different than someone who takes money and puts people in a dangerous position without their knowing it.for their own profit,WOW, I get to pay 20 dollars to park my car hit the bar and swim in a lake that has no lifeguard or safety measures provided for me.... great Who do I pay!!
If that Establishment cared for anyone, it isn't the patrons, or the adjacent homeowners, or else They Would NOT ALLOW ,Floating or swimming past The Allowed bouys.. which of course get moved out farther year after year, so they can try to get more people into the water... Purely my opinion and from my experience, Anyone see differently ?, use this forum to speak , The safety concerns are not only in the water but, on the streets after these patrons head out, A motorcyclist lost his life 2years ago now, after going off grand avenue and hitting a pole, he had just left that bar.
Concerned resident also

United States

#19 Aug 23, 2006
Richard Breslin wrote:
The Navy has an installation within 20 miles of Lake Miltmore, surely they have better underwater sonar than any Police department. THis would also serve as good training for our troops, how difficult would it be to employ their services to try to help find this missing man?
Richard, that is a good question, And I am Sure the likelyhood of RESCUE, rather than Recovery would be greater! If the NAVY Installation WAS Used.
From What I saw of the rescue operation I would not be pleased if it were anyone I knew that was in the water.. You have a possible drowning... and a carnival breaks out..... hot dogs and cotton candy for all!(maybe not cotton candy-But you understand what I mean)many people not involved with the operation and there cousins show up..for food..

Perhaps the rescue squads in question should train at the navy installation,
any help that can be gained or offered would benefit any and all in our area... The sonar used in this recovery -was not adequate, Was it functioning properly to rely on, as an adequate lifesaving tool,? Did it even have any bearing on the outcome, or the final location of the victim? These are My opinions and qusetions.
clyde

Schaumburg, IL

#20 Aug 23, 2006
i am t ,i agree with you completely ,you share my same feelings and i am sure everyone else who lives on that lake!!

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