In the last three days, three snowmobilers have fallen through the ice.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 4
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is asking snowmobile riders to stay off area waterways after three riders fell through the ice in recent days. The incidents occurred over the past three days and involved two snowmobile riders who fell through while on the Fox River and another who fell through Wonder Lake, according to a sheriff's office press release. No one was seriously injured in any of the incidents though one of the riders was treated for minor face lacerations and hypothermia. "Less than a week ago temperatures were above 60 degrees, which means that ice over waterways has not had an opportunity to build up sufficiently," according to the news release. "This is especially true in area where the water underneath has a strong …
Businessman Robert "Bud" See loaned his family's snowmobiles to police, who helped stranded motorists.
Huntley police had a very useful tool to combat this week’s blizzard: snowmobiles. Local businessman Robert “Bud” See, owner of See’s Landscaping, contacted Huntley police Tuesday, before the storm hit, offering to loan officers two snowmobiles. “I knew the magnitude of the storm and I knew it would be very dangerous,” See said. He and his son, Eric, have two snowmobiles so See let the police department borrow them to rescue stranded motorists. See contacted Huntley police Tuesday morning about the idea. Later, he heard other police departments, including Chicago, put the call out for snowmobiles for rescue. Deputy Chief Todd Fulton said police planned for the worst case scenario and picked up the snowmobiles, putting them in storage. When…