Water generic

Police Find Sunken Motorboat At Center Of Fatal Excursion

The Chicago Police Marine Unit, after scanning the depths of Lake Michigan daily for two months, has found the 33-foot motorboat that sank off the coast of Chicago in late May, killing three of four occupants.


Rescue boats search for a 49-year-old man who went missing while swimming in Pistakee Lake on Sunday. The man was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the water. (Credit: CBS)

Man Dies In Apparent Drowning On Pistakee Lake

High winds and choppy water proved deadly for a Stone Park man on Sunday. The 49-year-old man was pulled out of Pistakee Lake in McHenry County, after he was unable to make it back to his boat when he went for a swim with his friends.


(Mai Martinez/CBS)

Four Rescued From Sinking Boat On Lake Michigan

The boat was in the lake off of 31st Street, and had sunk as of 5 p.m., fire officials said.



The World’s 7 Coolest Floating Hotels

From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.


(AP File Photo)

5 Rescued After Boat Runs Aground On Lake Calumet

The 36-foot boat washed onto land shortly before 4 p.m. near the mouth of the Calumet River on the lake.


Julio Chavez Jr., 34, was charged with felony arson and burglary, according to police. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged After Setting Luxury Boat On Fire

A man was arrested after firefighters discovered him on boat that was set on fire Friday.


Water generic

None Hurt When Boat In Lake Michigan Catches Fire

Emergency crews rescued a group of boaters after their vessel caught fire in Lake Michigan early Sunday.


Tank, a 5-year-old Pomeranian who weighs 8 or 9 pounds, is missing after apparently falling off a boat on the Chicago River. (Credit: Mark Lewis)

Couple Asks For Help Finding Dog Who Fell Off Boat On River

A suburban couple is asking for help finding their Pomeranian, after he apparently fell off their boat on the Chicago River on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

(AP File Photo)

Two Boats Capsize In High Winds In Lake County

With high winds moving into the Chicago area Thursday evening, Lake County Sheriff’s police have reported two boats capsizing on two different lakes.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

The body of Daniella Rose Vaca was recovered Thursday in a southwestern Michigan lake. (CBS)

South Elgin Girl’s Body Recovered From Michigan Lake

Daniella Rose Vaca had been riding in a tube with two other children when a boat ran into it.



Cops: One Held, One Questioned After Separate Boating Incidents

A Batavia woman who prompted a frantic search when it was believed she fell into the water and went missing was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct because she was “hiding’’ while multiple fire and police emergency crews were looking for her Saturday night on the North Side, police said.


Emergency responders assemble at Burnham Harbor after a boat capsized Saturday evening. (CBS)

Three Hospitalized In Separate Lake Incidents

Fire department personnel rescued a woman who fell out of a boat Saturday near Belmont Harbor — the third rescue of the day.


Mark Morley, skipper of the sailboat "WingNuts" and his girlfriend and crew member Suzanne Bickel died after their boat capsized during the annual yacht race from Chicago to Mackinac Island. (Credit: Council of Michigan Foundations/Facebook)

2 Sailors’ Bodies Found After Boat Flips In Mackinac Race

Divers have found the bodies of two sailors whose boat capsized in Lake Michigan last night during the 103rd annual Chicago to Mackinac Race.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Lake Michigan shoreline in winter

Swimmers Beaten By Angry Boaters In Northwest Indiana

You’ve heard of road rage, but what about lake rage? It apparently happened last weekend in Northwest Indiana.