Since 7 a.m. on Wednesday, authorities have been searching the area near Elder Beach in Winnetka, but the body of the young guy who went missing while swimming in Lake Michigan has not been found. Around two in the morning on Tuesday, three young men, including Ebrahim Akhoon, both of Glendale Heights, entered the sea with the intention of going for a swim. According to his companions, Akhoon became unconscious after hitting something in the water, but due to the strong waves, his buddies were unable to rescue him.
John Ripka, the Fire Chief of Winnetka, is in charge of the search operation, which is being assisted by dive rescue teams from a number of other nearby North Shore suburbs. These divers are conducting an underwater search in the vicinity of the shoreline, approximately a quarter mile in either direction from the location where Akhoon was last seen. In addition to that, they have two vessels that are fitted with sonar and are searching Lake Michigan in a grid pattern, extending out to a distance of half a mile from the shore. In addition to that, they have two vessels that are fitted with sonar and are searching Lake Michigan in a grid pattern, extending out to a distance of half a mile from the shore.
And for the most part of the day on Wednesday, they have been utilizing specialized search canines that are able to detect human remains even when they are submerged in water. These canines are currently cruising the coastline on boats while they conduct their hunt. Rescue personnel are also employing drones that are equipped with infrared cameras to explore the water. Additionally, Coast Guard helicopters have been observed conducting searches in the region. The members of Akhoon’s family have been observing all that has been going on from a different beach located just south of there. They did not wish to speak on camera, but they did say that they are praying for his corpse to be found as quickly as possible. Additionally, they are requesting the assistance of local residents in monitoring the situation.