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911 Operator Handles Call For Drowning Victim–Who Was Her Son

A northern Illinois 911 dispatcher handled a call for a water rescue at a state park – only to learn later that the drowning victim was her son.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

The city of Chicago has barricaded the dropoff along the Chicago River at Blackhawk Drive following this month's death of a Chicago motorist. (CBS)

City Blockades River Dropoff Where Motorist Drowned

The city of Chicago has acted to prevent another fatal accident along the Chicago River following the drowning death of a 25-year-old Chicago woman.



Woman In Wheel Chair And Man Fall In At Yacht Club

Warmer temperatures drew crowds to the lakefront this weekend — just two days after a woman in a wheel chair and the man pushing her accidentally fell in at the Columbia Yacht Club.


Jasmine Crenshaw (Central State University)

College Athlete From Chicago Drowns In Florida

Jasmine Crenshaw, 22, had been competing in track meets before she went swimming and was later found dead in a lake. Foul play is not suspected.


Baby Drowns After Woman Let 8-Year-Old Babysit

A 9-month-old girl accidentally drowned in a tub Thursday night after a woman left an 8-year-old in charge of babysitting the infant, police said.


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Man Who Drowned In Lake Michigan Is County’s 9th Cold Death

A Chicago man swept into Lake Michigan near Diversey Harbor during the heart of the blizzard died from drowning — but also suffered a heart attack and cold exposure, a Thursday autopsy found.


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Report: Township Not To Blame For Drowning At Party

An investigation into the after-hours pool party last June at which Calumet Township Trustee Carlos Salgado died concurred with police findings that it was accidental drowning and determined the township was not at fault.


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Couple’s First Anniversary Ends Tragically With New Year’s Eve Drowning

Michael Hilling and Jessica Woytonik were at the lakefront celebrating their first anniversary as fireworks went off at midnight at nearby Navy Pier on New Year’s Eve.


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Man Found Partially Submerged In Chicago River Drowned

A man found partially submerged in the Chicago River Saturday afternoon on the Northwest Side drowned, a Sunday autopsy determined.


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Man, 19, Pulled From Lake Michigan Dies

A couple celebrating their one-year anniversary was torn apart when a man tried to retrieve a water bottle from Lake Michigan and apparently drowned to death early New Year’s Day near Buckingham Fountain.


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Woman Found Frozen In Ditch Is Missing Palos Park Woman

A woman found frozen in a ditch near Palos Park late Sunday is the same woman reported missing after a family gathering Saturday in the southwest suburb.


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Island Lake Boy’s Drowning Death Ruled Accident

Police have decided not to seek criminal charges in the case of a 2-year-old boy who drowned Sunday night in a lake behind his far northwest suburban home.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2010

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Authorities Investigate Drowning Death Of Toddler

A 2-year-old boy rushed to a hospital late Sunday from his northwest suburban home died from drowning, a Monday autopsy revealed.


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Drowning At Golf Course Pond Under Investigation

While the cause of death for a man whose body was found in his car submerged in a pond on a Will County golf course Friday has been determined, why the car plunged into the pond remains under investigation.