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Girl, 4, Dies After Being Pulled From Gurnee Hotel Pool

Firefighters and paramedics responded to the Gurnee Holiday Inn around 8:50 p.m., after receiving a call for a possible drowning.


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Man Drowns During Night Swim At Oak Street Beach

A nighttime group swim turned deadly after one person drowned early Wednesday.



New Lenox Man Drowns In Wisconsin River

A 49-year-old southwest suburban man drowned Friday in the Wisconsin River.



Toddler Dies In Apparent Drowning In Aurora

An 18-month-old boy died in an apparent drowning Friday evening in Aurora, police said.


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Man, 92, Dies After Being Pulled From Near North Side Residential Pool

Police and paramedics were called to the building in the 100 block of East Oak Street at 12:40 p.m. for the medical emergency, authorities said. Bernard Hornung, who lived in the building, was pulled from the water and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:24 p.m.


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Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project Offers Tips On Water Rescues

Water rescuers in Evanston and Waukegan have been spending the weekend teaching others what do to if someone is drowning in Lake Michigan, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.


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Body Of Chicago Man Recovered In Wisconsin Dells

Rescuers spent the weekend searching for the unidentified victim. They say the strong river current grabbed the victim and he went under around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.



Chicago Man Drowns After Boat Gets Stuck In Florida

A Chicago man has died after authorities say his boat got stuck in southwest Florida.


North suburban authorities were searching for a boater who went into Lake Villa’s Stanton Bay on Sunday afternoon and didn’t resurface. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Body Pulled From North Suburban Lake

The body of 60-year-old Joseph Benedetto, of Lake Villa, was recovered from the waters of Stanton Bay off Fox Lake about 9:30 p.m., authorities said.



1-Year-Old Tinley Park Boy Dies In Accidental Drowning

A 1-year-old boy drowned Friday afternoon in southwest suburban Tinley Park, an autopsy Saturday revealed.


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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.


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New Revelations In Fatal Naperville Crash

A Geneva man accused of being drunk when his car plunged into a west suburban Naperville pond initially pointed the finger at his two friends who drowned as a result of the crash, according to prosecutors.


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Man Dies After Jumping In Chicago River

Roy Word, 51, was pulled from the river in the 200 block of North LaSalle after authorities were notified he had jumped in about 7:45 a.m.


Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Co-Workers: Woman Who Drowned Rescuing Boy ‘Saved Us Every Day’

A woman from Arlington Heights was being remembered as a hero Friday, after drowning while saving the life of a 9-year-old boy in northern Wisconsin.


Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Suburban Mom Dies Rescuing Child From Drowning

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights is being hailed as a hero for helping save a child in distress at a Wisconsin lake.


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Teen Drowns While Swimming With Friends In Lake County

The drowning of a teenager in Lake County has authorities stressing safety ahead of one of the hottest days of the year.


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Elderly Man Found Dead In Lake Villa Pool

A 77-year-old man was found dead in his pool Sunday evening in north suburban Lake Villa. Lake Villa Police Lt. Dennis Geraty said the man likely drowned.


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Teen Dies After Falling In Lake

The teen fell into the water near the 4000 block of Recreation Drive about 6:10 p.m. He was pulled from the lake and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m.


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Teen Dies After Diving Off Lake Michigan Pier In Whiting

Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.


Eight-year-old Terrion Smith (left) and his brother, Donel (right). (Family provided photo)

Two Brothers Drown In Northwest Indiana Pond

Two brothers drowned in a pond in Hobart, Indiana, Saturday night. One of the boys was nine and the other was just eight years old.