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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.


Crews pull a man who fell in the water near the mouth of the Chicago River early Friday. (Photo from NVP News Video)

Man Pulled From Water Near Mouth Of Chicago River

About 12:15 a.m., a 31-year-old man was heard screaming for help from the water near where the river meets Lake Michigan.


The water craft the Garduno family was riding on Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Family Calls For Help From Sinking Jet Ski On Lake Michigan

A southwest suburban family is thankful for their rescuers and their smart phone. They became stranded on a sinking vessel on the lake off Portage on Labor Day when they called for help.


A Cadillac SUV rests on the bank of a pond in Arlington Heights, after crashing into a building, then going into the water. One person inside swam to shore, but the other was in the water up to 40 minutes before crews pulled the SUV out. (Credit: CBS)

Elderly Man Dies After SUV Plunges Into Pond

An elderly man has died, after crashing his SUV into a retention pond in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, and spending up to 40 minutes underwater Thursday morning.


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4 Hurt When Boat Capsizes On Lake Michigan

The boat capsized after colliding with a break wall near East 85th Street and South Mackinaw Avenue about 10:20 p.m., police said.


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Boater Rescues Man In Chicago River

A boater helped rescue a man in the Chicago River on Wednesday afternoon in the Loop.


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Texas Woman Rescues Injured Man In Lake Michigan

A woman visiting from Texas performed CPR on a 60-year-old man she found unresponsive in the waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.


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Man Rescued After Jumping In Canal To Show Off

A middle-aged man is lucky to be alive this morning after jumping into the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to show off Wednesday night.

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Couple, 4-Year-Old Rescued After Falling Off Raft In Lake Michigan

A couple and their 4-year-old child had to be rescued after they fell off a raft in Lake Michigan Wednesday evening.


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Police Rescue 6 After Boat Sinks Near Navy Pier

Chicago Police say a boat going too fast Wednesday afternoon caused a smaller boat to sink just south of Navy Pier.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2012

A kayaker holds up a man who fell in the Chicago River on June 13, 2012. The 17-year-old kayaker held the man's head above water until Police Marine Unit officers could bring him onto a police boat. (Source: Sarah Butler/Twitter)

Teen Kayaker Helps Rescue Man Who Fell In Chicago River

A 17-year-old boy, who was kayaking for the first time, helped rescue a man who fell into the Chicago River on Wednesday.


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2 Rescued From Sinking Boat Near Navy Pier

Two men were rescued from a boat that was sinking in Lake Michigan about a half mile from Navy Pier Sunday night.


Mary Kovats hugs CBS 2 reporter Kris Habermehl, who helped police crews locate her husband, Peter, and their friend William McCollum, when Peter's sailboat tipped over in Lake Michigan. Habermehl and Chopper 2 HD pilot Jeff Fair helped guide a rescue boat to the floundering sailboat's location. (Credit: CBS)

Sailor’s Wife Meets Reporter, Pilot Who Helped Rescue Husband

A day after her husband and his friend were rescued from their floundering boat in Lake Michigan, a Chicago woman thanked the CBS 2 chopper pilot and reporter who spotted them and called for help.


A Chicago Police diver helps two boaters get to a police boat after their own sail boat overturned off Montrose Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Sailors Rescued From Lake Michigan — For Second Time In A Year

A dramatic rescue unfolded on Wednesday when two sailors were plucked from Lake Michigan after spending several minutes clinging for their lives on the side of their overturned sailboat. Officials said the men apparently had been drinking. At least one of the men was involved in a similar incident about a year ago.


Four children fell into this icy pond in Third Lake, Ill., but were rescued. (CBS)

4 Young People Rescued From Icy Pond

After hearing the children’s cries for help, people living across from the pond took action. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Dies After Being Pulled From Lake

A man pulled from Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon on the North Side has died at an area hospital.


Chuck Wahtola and his wife, Julie, in the emergency room at Saint Joseph Hospital, after an off-duty firefighter rescued chuck from the frigid water of Diversey Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Firefighter Rescues Fisherman Who Fell In Lake

An off-duty Chicago firefighter pulled a fisherman out of Lake Michigan at Diversey Harbor on Wednesday, after the fisherman fell in the icy water.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012


Two Kids Rescue 10-Year-Old Boy From Pond

A 10-year old boy who fell waist-deep into a neighborhood pond Sunday afternoon in unincorporated Arlington Heights was rescued by two children.

WBBM Newsradio–12/11/2011

Police and fire officials respond to a Nov. 1, 2011 water-rescue call. (CBS)

Fire Official, Police Diver Scuffle At Rescue Scene: Sources

Sources say a Chicago Fire captain shoved a police officer earlier this month, as they tried to rescue two men from the water near Goose Island.


The Sunliner, a Chicago Water Taxi operated by Wendella Sightseeing Co., made two rescues along the Chicago River in July 2011. (Credit:

Coast Guard Honors Wendella Crews For Two River Rescues

The U.S. Coast Guard honored the crews of two Chicago River tour boats on Thursday for their bravery in two separate rescues along the river this month.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011