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.
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.
A man and two children were rescued, but another man died, after a canoe tipped over in a north suburban lake on Sunday.
A man who jumped into Lake Michigan on the North Side was rescued early Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
A man is in serious-to-critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon near Oak Street beach.
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.