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One person dies after being rescued from the water on 31st Street Beach in Chicago

34-year-old man pronounced dead after being rescued from 31st Street Beach


34-year-old man pronounced dead after being rescued from 31st Street Beach

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CHICAGO (CBS)– One person died after being rescued from Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the Marine Unit responded to a person in the water in the 3100 block of South DuSable Lake Shore Drive at 6:11 p.m.

Chicago Fire Department officials said they initially received a call saying two people needed to be rescued from the water at 31st Street Beach, but one person was able to swim to shore.

A man of unknown age was rescued from the water and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, but later died there.

A firefighter was hospitalized in fair condition due to exposure to something in the water.

No further information was immediately available.