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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

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.

12/13/2013

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.

09/03/2013

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.

07/25/2013

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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.

06/28/2013

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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.

08/15/2012

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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.

08/13/2012

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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.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

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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.

07/04/2012

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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.

06/13/2012

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