CHICAGO (STMW) — It’s been a macabre couple days in the waters of Lake Michigan.
Ninety minutes after an apparent drowning victim was pulled out of Belmont Harbor Thursday afternoon, a cadaver was spotted by a sailor near Montrose Harbor. And on Wednesday, a severed human leg that apparently washed ashore was found on the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive.
The victim from Belmont Harbor, a man in his 30s, was pulled plucked from the frigid water by fire department personnel about 5:30 p.m. He died about 30 minutes later at St. Joseph Hospital. Authorities were not releasing the identity of the man.
A little further north, police retrieved a cadaver about 7 p.m. that was spotted by sailors several hundred yards offshore at Montrose Harbor. The man was believed to be in his 50s, according to police.
The Cook County Medical Examiner confirmed the death, but could not provide additional details.
As for the human leg found Wednesday, police are still trying to find the rest of the body.
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