Jul 30, 2014

Police Identify Woman Pulled From the Lake Thursday

She was a 32-year-old from Lake Forest. Police are asking anyone who may have seen her on the beach to contact them.

Police Identify Woman Pulled From the Lake Thursday

Updated Friday 8:25 a.m.

Police and the coroner's office have identified the suspected drowning victim as 32-year-old Rebecca Long from Lake Forest, police said Friday morning. 

Lake Forest police are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone who was on the beach Thursday morning and may have seen Long to contact them at 847-234-2601. She was wearing orange running sunglasses, black running pants, a black t-shirt, running shoes and a black fleece jacket, police said.

Original story: 

Police divers pulled a woman’s body from Lake Michigan off of Forest Park Beach in Lake Forest Thursday morning after an intensive water rescue was launched to save her. She has not yet been identified.

Lake Forest police received a call at 8:21 a.m. about a swimmer in distress, according to Deputy Chief Karl Walldorf. Lake Forest police and fire crews responded immediately to the beach at 501 North Forest Drive, to begin searching for the woman, who was no longer visible.

In addition to the Lake Forest Fire Department’s boat, 10 more boats and 30 divers from 25 other fire departments responded, Walldorf said.

The body was located during a sonar scan of the water just before 11 a.m., he said. The Lake County Coroner’s Office is now seeking to determine her identity, which first responders were unable to do.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, according to TribLocal. 

ABC7 is reporting that  a woman's shoes and sweater were found on shore.

Walldorf said the investigation is ongoing.

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