By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A father who died after his car plunged into the Calumet River Sunday night has been identified as Jaime Navarro.

His 16-year-old son was also in the car, but he survived.

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Witnesses said at 6:49 p.m., the 38-year-old father was driving north on Torrence Avenue near the bridge at what would be about 124th Street in the South Deering community, when the car went through a retention net and into the water as the bridge was going up. The bridge at the site is a vertical lift bridge, rather than a bascule bridge like the downtown Chicago bridges.

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The teenage boy was rescued by a passing boat, police said.

The Fire Department said the boy was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. He was reported in good condition Sunday night.

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But Navarro later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center after a longer search to find him.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff