2 missing after going into DuPage River in Shorewood

SHOREWOOD, Ill. (WLS) -- Crews searched the DuPage River in Shorewood Sunday night after a witness reported that two people were in the water.

Just before 6 p.m., a man went into the water at Hammel Woods and quickly began having trouble, a witness told the Will County Forest Preserve police.

The man's girlfriend began yelling to get the attention of a witness and a Will County Forest Preserve police officer.

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Crews searched the DuPage River at Hammel Woods in Shorewood after two people went into the water.



The woman also went into the water.

Chief Tracy Chapman says according to the witness, they were not on a boat.

The two are presumed dead. Crews were conducting a recovery mission, officials said Sunday night.

The witness described the victims as possibly being in their 20s.

Shorewood police will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Monday.
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