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Teen, 17, Dies After Being Pulled From Lake

(CBS) — Divers pulled a 17-year-old boy from the waters around 31st Street Beach Friday evening, but he was pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital, the Chicago Fire Department said. Chicago Fire Department divers were […]

07/24/2015

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Couple, Dog Pulled From River In Fourth Naperville Water Rescue This Week

Emergency crews rescued two kayakers and a dog from the rain-swollen DuPage River in Naperville Friday afternoon, the fourth such incident in four days.

06/20/2015

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Man Pulled From DuPage River In Third Naperville Water Rescue In Two Days

Someone called 9-1-1 at 7:48 p.m. to report a person clinging to a tree in the DuPage River in the 1200 block of South Washington Street. Crews arrived at the scene five minutes later to find the 58-year-old man holding on to the tree and surrounded by fast-moving currents.

06/18/2015

One man drowned, while another man and two children were rescued, after a canoe tipped over in Wooster Lake on Sunday. (Credit: Captured News)

Man Dies, Three People Rescued After Canoe Capsizes In Lake County

A man and two children were rescued, but another man died, after a canoe tipped over in a north suburban lake on Sunday.

04/13/2015

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Man Rescued From North Avenue Beach

A man who jumped into Lake Michigan on the North Side was rescued early Sunday.

02/01/2015

Rescue crews pulled a person from the water at Diversey Harbor on the North Side late Wednesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Male Rescued From Diversey Harbor

About 11 p.m., Chicago Fire Department crews pulled the 37-year-old man from the harbor, according to police. Responding rescue crews were able to gain access to the docks and pull the person from the water, Chicago Fire Department Chief Ron Dornecker told reporters at the scene.

01/29/2015

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Woman Falls Into Harbor, Uses Belt To Hang Onto Dock Until Help Arrives

A 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.

01/26/2015

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Jogger Pulled From Water In Belmont Harbor

A woman jogging Sunday morning near Belmont Harbor fell into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the North Side.

01/25/2015

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Man In Serious Condition After Being Pulled From Lake Michigan

A man is in serious-to-critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon near Oak Street beach.

01/18/2015

This man was alive when scuba divers from the Chicago Fire Department pulled him out, after a passerby threw him a life preserver. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Throws Life Preserver, Helps Rescue Person From Chicago River

A man was pulled from the Chicago River early Wednesday in the West Loop, after a local resident threw a life preserver to keep him afloat until rescue crews arrived.

12/17/2014

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Four Rescued After Boat Hits Lake Michigan Breakwall

Police said the boat ran onto the breakwall northeast of Navy Pier around 10:30 p.m.

08/28/2014

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Elderly Man ‘Extremely Critical’ After Being Pulled From Lake In Evanston

An elderly man is in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan in north suburban Evanston Sunday morning.

08/24/2014

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Person Hospitalized After Being Pulled From Chicago Sanitary And Ship Canal

Chicago Fire Department rescue crews pulled a person from the water in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Wednesday evening on the Southwest Side, who is now hospitalized in critical condition.

08/06/2014

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Man Rescued From Diversey Harbor

Crews responded to a man in the water at Diversey Harbor around 5 a.m., and pulled him out of the lake within a few minutes.

06/18/2014

Chicago Fire Department dive teams near 31st Street Beach. (Credit: CBS)

One Dead, One Hospitalized After Lake Michigan Boat Accident

Two boaters have been pulled from Lake Michigan off Chicago’s shoreline and crews are searching the waters for two more.

06/01/2014

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Coast Guard, City Officials Urge Boaters To Use Caution On Lake

The temperatures might have been cold, and there was snow in the air, but city officials and the U.S. Coast Guard said those were perfect conditions to remind boaters the Lakefront can be an unpredictable place.

05/16/2014

U.S. Coast Guard crews search Lake Michigan near Lake Forest after reports of a swimmer in distress. (Credit: CBS)

Body Recovered From Lake Michigan In Lake Forest

Marine units equipped with sonar and drag lines recovered a body from Lake Michigan near Lake Forest on Thursday, more than two hours after a woman was reported to be in distress while swimming off Forest Park Beach.

05/08/2014

Crews work to pull a woman out of the Chicago River near Merchandise Mart early Friday. (Photo by Sam Charles)

Elderly Woman Pulled From Chicago River

The woman was reported in the water near the Orleans Street bridge just before 1 a.m., fire officials said. Crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes. The water temperature was about 50 degrees.

05/02/2014

Police and Fire Department crews respond to calls of a person in the water in Montrose Harbor on Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Search Resumes For 2nd Victim After Woman Rescued From Montrose Harbor

A woman fell in Montrose Harbor around 2 a.m., and Chicago Fire Department and Police Marine Unit crews were able to pull her out and get her to a hospital, but another person also might have gone in the water.

04/28/2014

A Chicago Police Department diver searched the icy Chicago River near Lake Shore Drive on Monday, looking for the body of a woman who had fallen into the water, along with two other people. One man died, and the other was in critical condition. (Credit: CBS)

Man Dead, Woman Missing After Falling In Icy River

A man from Minnesota died after he fell into the Chicago River early Monday, when he dropped his cell phone in the water and lunged after it. Another man was hospitalized, and a woman was missing and presumed dead, after they went into the water to try to rescue him.

01/13/2014

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