Three ComEd workers are being recognized for helping rescue a person on a snowmobile who went through the ice on Grass Lake in Antioch Thursday afternoon.
The Antioch Fire Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office was called around 12 p.m. to the Grass Lake Road bridge between Grass Lake and Nippersink Lake in Antioch.
A snowmobile went through the ice as it was driving south on Grass Lake almost on Nippersink Lake. Both the driver, a 71-year-old Niles man, and passenger, a 54-year-old Chicago woman, got off of the snowmobile and were partially submerged in the water. The woman was able to then call 911.
Nearby ComEd workers and Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were first at the scene before rescue crews arrived, officials said.
ComEd workers Dexter Moore, Chad Miller and West Vanderstappen (pictured above) were able to rescue one of the victims in the water, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The ComEd workers and Lake County Sheriff’s deputies also tried to rescue the second victim in the water but were unable to. Fire rescue crews arrived at the scene shortly after and rescued the second victim.
The man and woman were transported to area hospitals for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident is under investigation by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR).