Off-Duty Detective, Firefighter Rescue 5 After Boat CapsizesDetective Donovan Jackson and firefighter Rylenski Strong were jet skiing on Lake Michigan about 8:20 p.m. near 65th Street when they came across a 16-foot boat that capsized,
With Swim Season Starting, Firefighters Demonstrate Lake RescuesThe Chicago Fire Department took part in a little show-and-tell on Tuesday at 57th Street Beach, in an effort to help keep young swimmers safe this summer.
Woman Rescued After Falling Into Diversey HarborCrews received a distress call about 9:30 p.m. and found her submerged in the harbor near Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton, according to Chicago Police.
One Rescued From Lake Near North Avenue, One Still MissingOne person was rescued from Lake Michigan near North Avenue Beach on Sunday afternoon, and police boats were searching for a second person who had gone into the water.
Kayaker Rescued From Lake Michigan Near WilmetteThe man, believed to be in his 40s, was wearing a wetsuit, and told rescuers he had been kayaking a mile offshore when his kayak flipped over, dumping him into the 46 degree water.
Man Pulled From Lake Michigan Near Rainbow BeachJust after 6 a.m., police and fire crews responded to the water treatment plant near Rainbow Beach, at 79th Street and the lakefront for a person in the water.
Woman Falls Into Harbor, Uses Belt To Hang Onto Dock Until Help ArrivesA woman who fell into the icy waters of Belmont Harbor on Sunday morning used her belt to strap herself to a dock before she was saved by a passing jogger who heard her screams for help.
Police Officer Rescues Man From Lake Michigan At Oak StreetNear North District Officer Wadell Hardy, a 22-year veteran of the CPD, was the first to arrive, and found the victim struggling in the icy water. He admitted he was afraid the ice beneath him would give way, but he knew he couldn’t let the man drown.
3 Rescued After Boat Capsizes Near Monroe HarborShortly before 8 p.m., the three men — two 63-year-olds and a 50-year-old — were aboard a 19-foot sailboat bound for the harbor when a 46 mph gust capsized the boat and the men fell in the lake
Man Pulled From Lake MichiganThe male, whose age was not immediately known, was pulled from the water by the Chicago Fire Department in the 5600 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 11:15 p.m.
Coast Guard Prepares For More Rescues On Icy LakeMembers of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that's already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.
Girl Rescued After Walking With No Shoes Onto Ice Near Montrose HarborA girl with autism was rescued from Lake Michigan after walking down an embankment without wearing any shoes and onto the ice near Montrose Harbor Sunday morning.