US Coast Guard, Channahon, IL emergency teams searching for missing person, Artie Odom, in Des Plaines River

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:34 pm

CHANNAHON, Ill. (WLS) – The Coast Guard is searching for a boatman who went missing on the Des Plaines River in the remote southern suburbs on Monday afternoon.

Artie Odom was last seen aboard the tug “Hamilton” near Channahon at around 12:30pm, the US Coast Guard’s Great Lakes division said on Twitter on Monday night.

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The Coast Guard said Odom went missing after the ship finished refueling in Channahon and headed for Dresden Island Lock.

Channahon Fire Brigade and Coast Guard continued to search the river at dawn on Tuesday.

The man is described as about 50 years old. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue Carhartt T-shirt. Channahon police said he should wear a life jacket.

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