Body Pulled From River Near Chinatown

CHICAGO (CBS) — A body was pulled from the Chicago River’s South Branch near Chinatown Thursday morning.

Fire officials said as of 9:20 a.m., the recovery of the body was still in progress.

The body was found in the river near 19th and Wells streets, Fire Media Affairs Chief Kevin MacGregor said.

Ping Tom Memorial Park is located along the riverfront at that location.

Further details about the discovery were not immediately available.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.


    Must have been a citizen trying out the recreational swimming in the Chicago River,that Mr. Obama and the EPA are now mandating.

  • Fgfm Uptown

    What the Capplecorpse!

  • chicagoan

    There have been a few reports in the past few years regarding people getting pushed into the river and drowned. Wonder if this could be another incident. I don’t know about now, but a few years back the walkway along the river at Ping Tom park has no safety rails. The path is almost 4 feet above the water level and It would quite simple to push someone over as they’re walking by.

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