Emergency crews on Tuesday resumed their second day of searching by water and land for a 60-year-old hunter who went missing in unincorporated Lake Villa Monday morning.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 p.m. Monday to a report of a missing person.
Deputies learned Patrick R. Serzynski, 60, of unincorporated Lake Villa, was hunting on Fourth Lake in unincorporated Lake Villa, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
Serzynski has not been heard from since 10 a.m. Monday.
Covelli said the sheriff’s office located the man’s boat and property at his duck blind.
Emergency crews searched for hours Monday for Serzynski before calling off searches around 6:30 p.m.
“We are searching the marshy area surrounding the lake, and the lake itself,” Covelli said.
The Lake Villa Fire Protection District and numerous other fire departments were called to assist in the water search.
The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) was activated to the box alarm level to bring sonar technicians to the lake on Monday and again on Tuesday.
Fire department personnel were staged near Fourth Lake Hunt Club, 20703 West Lakeview Avenue in unincorporated Lake Villa, which is on the northwest side of Fourth Lake.
The Fox Lake, Grayslake, Round Lake, Antioch, Wauconda, Mundelein, Lake Forest, Gurnee, Libertyville and Countryside fire departments responded to the MABAS request.
Crews resumed their searches Tuesday morning and as of 11 a.m. had not located Serzynski.