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Boater Rescues Man In Chicago River

(Courtesy: Sun-Times Media Wire)

(Courtesy: Sun-Times Media Wire)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A boater helped rescue a man in the Chicago River on Wednesday afternoon in the Loop.

The Fire Department responded about 2:40 p.m. to a report of a person in the river near North State Street and East Wacker Drive, Fire Media Affairs said.

When the police Marine Unit arrived, officers found a civilian boater had helped the man out of the water, police said.

Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Will Knight said the man was not hospitalized.

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