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.
Police said the boat ran onto the breakwall northeast of Navy Pier around 10:30 p.m.
An elderly man is in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan in north suburban Evanston Sunday morning.
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.
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.
Two boaters have been pulled from Lake Michigan off Chicago’s shoreline and crews are searching the waters for two more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The boat capsized after colliding with a break wall near East 85th Street and South Mackinaw Avenue about 10:20 p.m., police said.
A boater helped rescue a man in the Chicago River on Wednesday afternoon in the Loop.
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.
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.
A couple and their 4-year-old child had to be rescued after they fell off a raft in Lake Michigan Wednesday evening.
Chicago Police say a boat going too fast Wednesday afternoon caused a smaller boat to sink just south of Navy Pier.